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Mike Lee Goes off When Asked Why He Hasn't Endorsed Trump
Utah senator says he'll reconsider if Trump can prove he's not an 'autocrat'

Utah Sen. Mike Lee blasted Donald Trump for linking Sen. Ted Cruz's father to the John F. Kennedy assassination. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Mike Lee unleashed a spirited critique of Donald Trump on Wednesday when he was asked why he had not endorsed the Republican nominee . But he concluded by suggesting that he would reconsider his opinion if Trump offered evidence that he would not govern as an "autocrat."  

The Utah Republican, a close friend of former GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz, told Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show" he was concerned that the billionaire mogul had accused Cruz's father, Rafael, of conspiring to kill John F. Kennedy "without a scintilla of evidence," according to a transcript  posted on Breitbart.com. He also said that Trump's comments about Muslims, including his call for a temporary ban on Muslims visiting the United States, was "religiously intolerant."