On the flip side, Reid and McConnell might be able to muster the 60 votes needed to break the filibuster.
(CNN) — Sen. Mike Lee of Utah told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Sunday night that he will filibuster Monday’s Senate vote.
Update 3:05 p.m. EST:
Washington — Sen. Mike Lee and other members of the Tea Party Caucus say they will not try to delay a vote on a bipartisan deal to raise the debt limit by $2.4 trillion.
Just don’t ask them to actually support the plan that also attempts to cut about $3 trillion in spending.
“It is not where I think it needs to be, but I’m not the only one with an opinion in this town. It looks like there will be enough people who disagree with me that this is likely to pass,” said Lee, a freshman Republican from Utah.
Just weeks after taking office in January, Lee helped form the Tea Party Caucus and at its first meeting, he vowed to filibuster any vote to increase the government’s ability to borrow money unless Congress first voted and passed a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.