Republican Sen. Mike Lee suggested to House impeachment managers that Democrats had wrongly attributed quotes to him. During the video below, Sen. Lee says "they are not true. I never made those statements, I ask that they be stricken."

WATCH Lee call out Democrats for using press reports that incorrectly attribute quote to him:



So what happened? Apparently Davide Cicilline stated that former President Donald Trump had called Sen. Lee during the incident on January 6th, but Trump had meant to get in touch with Sen. Tommy Tuberville. The House Managers suggested they used press reports to come up with their information, according to NPR. This suggests the press reports were incorrect, yet still distributed.

Impeachment manager David Cicilline said former President Trump had called Lee during the Jan. 6 insurrection, meaning to reach Sen. Tommy Tuberville. Managers said they based their comments on press reports. Cicilline didn't say what his source was but some media outlets, including CNN, reported that Trump asked Tuberville to make additional objections to the certification process on the call.

Lee appeared visibly upset when moving to have the quotes about him withdrawn.

"Statements were attributed to me repeatedly, as to which I have personal knowledge because I am the source. They are not true. I never made those statements, I ask that they be stricken," Lee said of the remarks.

The matter was resolved fairly quickly, with House Rep. Jamie Raskin saying he would withdraw the remarks.

"This is much ado about nothing because it's not critical in any way to our case," Raskin said.

Sen. Mike Lee became very vocal on Twitter as well, posting a three tweet thread about his use of the word "mulligan" and what he was trying to say while on Fox News.

Lee stated the following:



Following by a second and third message saying, "This is why no one trusts the media anymore. Fox News teed up an opportunity for me to slam Democrats’ inflammatory rhetoric, and I declined to do so" and "I suggested we all take responsibility for lowering the temperature of our politics, and look for opportunities to seek to forgive overheated speeches rather than avenge them. The New York Times twisted my call for civility into a partisan attack. We all need to do better."