Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee corrected the record on day two of the Senate impeachment trial after the House impeachment managers attributed comments to the senator they later struck from the record.
As Wednesday’s proceedings came to a close, Lee rose to invoke a measure outlined in the impeachment rules to strike statements made by House impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island. Cicilline had described a scene on the day of the Capitol riot where President Donald Trump called Lee when trying to reach Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville. Lee apparently found Tuberville and handed the phone to his southern colleague and stood by to not lose his phone.
“Sen. Lee described it. He had just ended a prayer with his colleagues here in the Senate chamber, and the phone rang,” Cicilline said. “It was Donald Trump. Sen. Lee explains that the phone call goes something like this. ‘Hey, Tommy,’ Trump asks. Sen. Lee says, ‘This isn’t