Senator Mike Lee: a case of committee staff capture?

In a recent post, I expressed some disappointment with Senator Mike Lee for joining Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota in “jawboning” attacks on U.S. companies Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Walgreens, and Rite Aid, for contemplated mergers. I considered them as inconsistent with out junior Senator’s professed antipathy to government interference in the private marketplace. Today I would like to suggest a possible explanation for his deviance from professed principle: committee staff capture. I hasten to admit that I do not have the foggiest idea if this explanation is accurate. I know nothing…