1,500 to 2,000 supporters of Senator Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), waving American flags and holding home-made signs, gave a ten minute ovation to their favorite Senator at a rally in Salt Lake City, Saturday morning, to counter the media narrative that ‘his constituents don’t like him.’
Two “nasty protesters” were reportedly arrested.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported:
The Republican senator has taken a beating in recent weeks, not just from Democrats but members of his party for leading the fight — along with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), R-Texas — that forced a 16-day partial government shut down.“I’ve read polls that said some people in Utah don’t like Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT),” organizer Amelia Powers told the crowd gathered at Riverfront West Park in South Jordan. “But I’m lucky to be from a place that has a senator like Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). He has represented Utah well.”
Powers and a friend organized the rally in less than a week with the help of Facebook and Twitter. It attracted everyone from families with young children to senior citizens and veterans.