SALT LAKE CITY – [mc_name name=”Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”L000577″ ] issued the following statement Wednesday after learning of President Obama’s decision to designate 1.35 million acres in southeast Utah as a national monument:

“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand. I will work tirelessly with Congress and the incoming Trump administration to honor the will of the people of Utah and undo this designation.”

Watch local Navajo explain why they oppose the monument here:

Watch San Juan County Commissioner, Rebecca Benally explain why she opposes the monument here:

Recent polling on Bears Ears here:


Also see Obama’s Land Grab Will Not Stand on the Daily Signal