The Senate’s Duty to Put Mayorkas on Trial

Apr 8, 2024

When House Speaker Mike Johnson sends the Senate the articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is obligated to prepare for a trial. Instead Mr. Schumer plans to offer a motion to table the articles of impeachment by majority vote.

Congress, don’t pass the defense bill without FISA reform

Dec 11, 2023

The FBI has used Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to conduct warrantless “backdoor” searches of the private electronic communications of American citizens. It has done so, moreover, not just sporadically and by accident but quite deliberately and on hundreds of thousands of occasions.

Ukraine is officially America's new forever war. President Biden, how does this end?

Oct 3, 2023

Ukraine is the new obsession for Washington’s war hawks. "As long as it takes" remains the mantra of the Biden administration regarding support for Ukraine.

End Biden's weak border policies by passing this commonsense security measure

Jun 27, 2023

It’s no secret that President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkashave presided over a national security and humanitarian crisis at our nation’s southern border. In the week leading up to the expiration of Title 42, Border Patrol saw more than 11,000 migrants crossing the border illegally each day – the highest single daily totals ever recorded.

Biden views the debt ceiling as a staring contest with Republicans, not his duty as president

May 17, 2023

The "high-stakes game of chicken" has become a cliche headline in a town plagued by partisan paralysis. As we approach the "x" date concerning the debt ceiling, the lazy platitude has a scheduled appearance on your notification screen. But the comparison is incomplete. A game of chicken would imply the two parties hurtling toward each other, with the full faith and credit of the United States at the center.

What Sen. Mike Lee thinks about Utah’s new state flag proposal

Jan 18, 2023

As the Utah Legislature considers the newly proposed state flag, the words of Benjamin Franklin come to mind: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Utah’s success is partly due to our sempiternal desire to improve, never to be content with a good thing that could be made better. In this spirit of growth and progress, I support the newly proposed state flag.

US can't afford Pelosi-Schumer spending bomb: We demand continuing resolution until new Congress

Dec 13, 2022

Back in September, we wrote in these pages about our disgust with reckless spending in Washington and the historic inflation it was forcing on American families. In that op-ed, we made clear that for the spending to stop, Republicans must unite in opposing another spending bill and demand that we pass a continuing resolution (CR) that simply maintains current federal spending levels – and not a penny more – until a new Congress begins.

Respect for Marriage Act: Why religious liberty deserves protection and my amendment will provide it

Nov 28, 2022

Recently, the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA)—a bill designed to protect same-sex marriage by essentially codifying the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges—cleared a major procedural hurdle and appears to be on a fast track to becoming law. Twelve Senate Republicans joined all 50 Senate Democrats to secure the super-majority needed to advance legislation in the Senate. Those voting for the bill relied on assurances from the bill’s proponents that it would codify the core tenets of Obergefell v. Hodges without undermining religious liberty.

Leading with compassion and respect for the rule of law

Sep 23, 2022

As a conservative Utahn and a Latter-day Saint, I have a unique view of our nation’s immigration policy. I’m proud of the hospitality extended by Utahns who welcome refugees and asylees. I think the perspective of Utahns from a conservative state whose ancestors fled their homes due to religious persecution is capable of informing solutions to the crisis at our southern border.

Where you live should not determine your child’s education

Jan 26, 2022

Lamentably, the federal government does not have much enthusiasm for school choice. That cold shoulder toward school choice hurts low-income families the most