Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Tuesday suggested that President Donald Trump and others who are accused of inciting violence are "entitled to mulligan."
During an appearance on Fox News, Lee argued that the impeachment of Trump is an abuse of the Constitution "for partisan political purposes."
"It will take us to a place that's not good for the country," he opined. "What we need right now is unity and this doesn't help."
Fox News host Bill Hemmer reported that Trump's defenders plan to present video of Democrats using language that they claim could incite violence.
"Look, it's not different," Lee insisted. "These are outgrowths of the same natural impulse that exist from time to time among anyone in this business and many other businesses."
"Look, everyone makes mistakes," he added. "Everyone entitled to a mulligan once in a while. And I would hope, I would expect that each of those individuals would take a mulligan on each of those statements because in each instance, they're making it deeply personal, they're ceasing to making it about policy and instead their talking about getting up in people's faces and making individuals feel perfectly uncomfortable and that's not helpful."
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