Sen. Mike Lee on his book 'Our Lost Declaration'

The senator discusses his new book and working across the aisle.
3:15 | 04/22/19

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Transcript for Sen. Mike Lee on his book 'Our Lost Declaration'
Bravecto, only from your vet. We're back with senator Mike Lee. Let's talk about your new book "Our last declaration, American's fight against tyranny." You talk about the book the dangers of the democratic 2020 field and you talk about young people leaning so left which is something that you and I agree on that there is a canary in the coal mine that younger voters are interested in conservative values. What isn't getting across that the Democrats are doing so effectively? It's a great question. We fail to get across what it means to be a conservative or a liberal. The lines have been blurred in recent years to the point I wonder what describes my political etiology. I want to focus in on the fact that we should fear the accumulation of power. When one person or group of people gains too much power, people suffer. It was true in the time of king George III and it's true today. We have a system of government that's supposed to protect people against that. The more we can educate young people about that, the more they'll probably vote willingly. You cross the aisle. You worked with Bernie Sanders. I was feeling the Bern. The president campaigned on being a negotiator and chief. What grade would you give him to negotiate with congress to get things done? I found him helpful. Whenever I talk to him about a legislative issue I've found him to get in the weeds -- Even on immigration. He and his son-in-law Jared Kushner are working hard to find solutions to immigration. Really? Why haven't we seen more done? Is that congress? You don't approve of children being locked up? No. It's not president trump's will either. Whose is it then? A set of laws that encourages people to come in illegal. That was his policy to separate children from their families. No it wasn't. That was absolutely the trump's policy that was enacted. You have to remember under the flores agreement someone coming across the border illegally and claiming asylum if they have a child with them is legally able to be detained for 20 days. That is creating a massive wave of uncontrolled immigration that's a problem. Why do they keep doing it? They've changed their policies. They're no longer separating families and keeping them locked up. They can't keep them locked up for more than 20 days. They're 3-year-old kids, sir. Welcome to "The view." Senator Lee's new book is available tomorrow and our entire audience is going home with a copy as well. We'll be right back.

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