When asked if he, without naming names, thought there was “anyone who is or could be the next George Washington”, Mike Lee responded:
“Oh sure. Look, look. I see a lot of people who have liberty in their veins, who long for liberty, who yearn for it. Anyone who yearns for liberty has the ability to be that person. And all they have to do is speak about it. Do something about it. Talk about it.
Push back against the narrative that says, ‘that anything we do that is important has to be done through government and anything we do through government, that’s important, must be done through the federal government, and never through states and localities.’
“Push back against that narrative and you will help restore the Spirit of America’s founding.”
~ Senator Mike Lee, on The Glenn Beck Radio Program, May 22, 2017.
I wish the entire interview was available for free because it was really excellent. The quote above is from the last ten minutes of the show. There is a short clip of Mike speaking about George Washington resigning his commission available here.