Washington • Appearing on his first Sunday national political talk show, Sen.-elect Mike Lee said his major goal will be to push an amendment to the Constitution that requires Congress to balance its budget and that he's willing to slash government services even if it means Americans might have to do without key programs.
The Utah Republican, who on Monday takes the seat of outgoing Sen. Bob Bennett, also told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that he is willing to stand up to his own Republican leaders in the Senate.
"Well, certainly, that's what elections are about," Lee said. "That's why we have senators and members of Congress from every state, that's why we have elections because the people speak and there are different viewpoints out there. It doesn't mean just because we're members of one party or another that we behave monolithically. It means that we express our viewpoints and I intend to do that."