Mike Lee: Trump 'scares me to death'
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Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSchumer ramps up filibuster fight ahead of Jan. 6 anniversary Juan Williams: The GOP is an anti-America party Manchin faces pressure from Gillibrand, other colleagues on paid family leave MORE (R-Utah) said Wednesday that he is not ready to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE.

"I have not supported Donald Trump up to this point, I have not endorsed him," Lee said, according to The Washington Examiner.


"I have some concerns with him. He scares me to death; so does Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House MORE. There is no easy choice right now."

Lee had previously endorsed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzAll hostages free, safe after hours-long standoff at Texas synagogue: governor Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks Equilibrium/Sustainability — Bald eagle comeback impacted by lead poison MORE, before the Texas senator ended his presidential bid earlier this month. At the time, he said Cruz had a "proven record of fighting for our conservative values and for the issues that matter most to Americans."

The Utah senator said he plans to continue following the election and will make a choice in the future.

"I'll make the decision as best I can," he said, "but I'm not there yet."

Lee now joins several other Republican leaders who have said they are not ready to endorse Trump or said they don't plan to vote for the presumptive nominee in a general election.

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOn The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection Former Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 MORE (R-Wis.) said last week that he was "just not ready" to endorse Trump.