Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, one of the Republican Senators who has consistently been against the Obamacare replacement legislation, defended his opposition to the legislation during an interview Thursday.
“I’m not being an absolutist,” Sen. Lee told Politico. “I’m a little frustrated by some who are eager and willing to call me out for saying this doesn’t go far enough in doing what we promised to do for seven years.”
Sen. Lee has been staunchly against the Senate Bill to repeal and replace Obamacare from the beginning, supporting an amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, that would allow the sale of less expensive plans.
THe Utah Senator added that his fellow Republicans should be concerned that some GOP Senators don’t back a full repeal of Obamacare.
“If Republicans want to criticize someone for having problems with this bill, why are they not equally critical of anyone who wouldn’t stand behind full repeal?” he said. “It is not nothing to ask someone holding an election certificate in the United States Senate to provide his or her vote. I’m not going to provide it simply because others in my party are providing theirs.”