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Mike Lee

Lee: Oregon group must stand down, Obama's gun orders fuzzy

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah says an armed group that took over federal buildings at an Oregon wildlife refuge should stand down and nothing in his Mormon beliefs justifies their actions.

The Republican senator made the comments to reporters Wednesday in Salt Lake City after meeting with entrepreneurs and tech company workers to discuss conservative legislation he's working on.

Lee also said he's unsure of any real impact that will come from President Barack Obama's recently announced plan to strengthen controls on guns and said he's holding out on endorsing a Republican presidential candidate.

Here are highlights from Lee's comments on Wednesday: