July 31st, 2011
11:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Lee threatens to filibuster debt ceiling vote

(CNN)– Sen. Mike Lee of Utah told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Sunday night that he will filibuster Monday's Senate vote.

Breaking a filibuster would require sixty votes in the Senate.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Mike Lee • Senate
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Jim

    Senator Go Fish

    July 31, 2011 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  2. CJ

    Good grief, Obama and the Democrats have given away everything, including the kitchen sink. What more do the republicans want?

    July 31, 2011 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Winston Blake

    Republican plan = cut, cap, balance

    Democrat plan = cut, cap, balance

    July 31, 2011 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  4. MiserableOldFart

    The right wing slime got their victory. That should be enough to satisfy them until they can see if they can get enough votes to steal the 2012 elections.

    July 31, 2011 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Pure politial theatre. He wouldn't contribute to the debate by actually coming up with ideas, and now that the deal is done he will posture so that he can say to his base 'see, I opposed it' even though his opposition at this point is completely meaningless.

    July 31, 2011 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  6. Rusty

    Can we just arrest Mike Lee now? It's obvious he is guilty of treason and sedition.

    July 31, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  7. springthecat

    I find it astounding that these politicians claim how hard they are working on the debt limits, yet they seem to spend all their time pursuing an agenda of self promotion on every TV show available.

    August 1, 2011 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  8. earl fey

    His IQ plus age must be single digits

    August 1, 2011 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  9. Liberal elite=anyone with an education

    Every time you think the Teapublicans can't get any lower in their attempt to destroy the country, they reach rock bottom and start digging. Thanks SO MUCH to you fools who voted for these fools.

    August 1, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  10. Fightin' Democrat

    What a joke. These people will go to the grave thinking they were right and the chorus of voices shouting at them are all just biased and wrong. They are truth denialists. If you disagree with them, you are wrong. Completely unfit to govern...

    August 1, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  11. Rev Mkell,

    Will their be end to this drama? Will we ever have a functional government again? Are the Tea Party Zombie still there? This is not a done deal until they vote yeah or the lynching, which ever come first!

    August 1, 2011 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  12. Josh P

    Great...our leaders finally get a deal done, then one idiot wants to hold it up...

    August 1, 2011 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  13. Brian

    Trying to force this country into default simply treason. There is plenty of work to be done for sure, and fighting for priciples is certainly a good thing. But these facists tea party members are beyond the pale.

    August 1, 2011 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  14. Marry

    As if the GOP/TP has not done enough damage already! Disgusting!

    August 1, 2011 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  15. Jesus Cristo

    The Traitor PARTY is going to ruin America!

    August 1, 2011 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  16. Dorothy Inman-Johnson

    I hope Democrats vote against the debt deal! I'm angry that the President and Congressional leaders have the nerve to call this a compromise. The Republicans gave up nothing, and the President and Reid caved on everything that would have made us feel there was some shared sacrifice instead of only the the poor and middle income being hurt in this "deal". Maybe if this farce is voted down, the President will get some backbone and use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling; protecting those of us without the wealth to buy Congress. The rich should be ashamed to be willing to further impoverish the poor, and the elderly just to add a little more profit to their bottom line at our expense. I voted for the President, sent regular campaign contributions, held Obama parties, worked in the local campaign headquarter, and brought my whole family to the inauguration. Today, I'm very disappointed in the way he has turned his back on us.

    August 1, 2011 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  17. J.V.hodgson

    Well, this is just what is not needed.
    Grow up idiot you'll send us all into deep recession if you succeed.
    Time to put what little brain you have in to gear please.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    August 1, 2011 03:43 am at 3:43 am |
  18. mark whitt

    sen. lee should be kicked out of the senate!

    August 1, 2011 05:16 am at 5:16 am |
  19. GI Joe

    What does HE want?

    me me me me me me me me (seems to be the republican/teabagger mantra now - everything isn't enough, give 'em more)

    August 1, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  20. GI Joe

    Hiel Hitler!

    August 1, 2011 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  21. GI Joe

    Fascists NEVER get enough - where are the ovens?

    August 1, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |