• With: Sen. Mike Lee

    What I'm saying ought to be off-limits is door number three. If he pulls door number three, we ought to, as Republicans, oppose that. We have to oppose him with everything we've got, with anything that's going to make it easier for him to undo what the House of Representatives did.

    VAN SUSTEREN: If given the opportunity, are you willing to filibuster or -- I mean, do you plan on filibustering any aspect of this?

    LEE: I'm willing to oppose any procedural motion.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Does that mean filibuster?

    LEE: Some people would call it that. The word filibuster carries a lot of different connotations in the United States.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Well, let me give you the one that a lot of people think, where you just stand up and keep talking until -- until someone finally cries uncle.

    LEE: That's a possibility. It's not always a possibility, given the procedural framework in which we find ourselves, given whether or not there is a floor agreement governing time.

    But another definition of filibuster includes voting no on what's called a cloture vote. And that is the mechanism by which we could fight Harry Reid on door number three, to vote no on what's called a cloture vote, cloture on the bill.

    Some people might say that that would be voting against the bill, and they've got it wrong. What we would be voting against in that context is Harry Reid trying, through manipulation of the Senate rules, to undo what the House of Representatives did. We can't let him do that. We've got to oppose it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Now, apparently, on Sunday, Chris Wallace here on "FOX News Sunday" said that he had received talking points against Senator Cruz and that had gotten them -- he didn't name who his sources were. And Governor Sarah Palin came out -- came out and said that, you know, Name names. I mean, who is it that's talking within the Republican Party against Senator Cruz?

    Where do you fall on this?

    LEE: Well...

    VAN SUSTEREN: Should -- should names -- should names -- would you like to see the names named so you know who's doing this?

    LEE: I would be very curious. I would love to know who those names are. I found that very disturbing. I found it very surprising. And sure, I would love to know who those names are.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Is it -- everything's gotten so hostile up there in the Senate in the Republican Party that -- you know, where it doesn't surprise you that people might be sending talking points against one of you within your own party?

    LEE: Greta, most things in Washington don't surprise me anymore. That one did. That one does, and we've got to get to the bottom of it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Do you talk to your leadership about that at all?

    LEE: Haven't had...

    VAN SUSTEREN: I mean -- I mean, what's going on with your -- I mean, is Senator McConnell sort of, you know, bringing you all sort of into a room and sort of slapping you all around and saying, Get it along and figure it out and at least work together as a party?

    LEE: We're going to have a meeting tomorrow, and I have a feeling this might come up.


    VAN SUSTEREN: You think you'll get that then.

    LEE: Yes.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Anyway, well, good luck, and we'll be, of course, watching, see what happens. When do you think the vote's going to be, by the way?

    LEE: Well, I think we're going to have a vote on Wednesday. Where exactly it goes from there will depend in part on what Harry Reid pushes. But again, if what Harry Reid's going to try to do is gut the House bill, if what he's going to try to do is take this out, not let us have any amendments but put in only his amendment that would strip the defunding language, then I think we've got to oppose it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: And then it goes back over to the House, and then what?

    LEE: We keep fighting, and the House does something. The House helps us. We help the House. But we've got to stand behind the House in this one in order to show the American people we're standing with them. We're going to do everything we can to protect them from ObamaCare.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Senator, nice to see you. Thank you, sir.