Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) doesn’t just think that President Obama’s decision to recess appoint four consumer and worker protection officials is a lot like Pearl Harbor, he also thinks it is a great opportunity to raise campaign funds. In an email sent by Lee’s PAC, he writes “I have an obligation to oppose the president’s unconstitutional actions, but I need your help to win. Please consider a contribution to the Constitutional Conservatives Fund to tell this president he is not above the law! . . . your contribution will help me stand up to the president and fight the Democrats’ billion-dollar attack machine.” As ThinkProgress has previously explained, President Obama’s recess appointments are not unconstitutional. Neither are Social Security, national child labor laws and Medicare, although Mike Lee thinks those are as well.
Sen. Mike Lee’s Also Fundraising Off His Own Obstructionist Tantrum