Senators voted against closing debate on the bill during a stalemate over floor amendments, sending the bill into uncertainty. Murkowski hoped it would prove small-scale nuclear reactors would work for Alaska.
The legislation also deals with nuclear power, which Murkowski has said could be of particular interest to Alaska.
Murkowski told the Legislature not to expect a lifeline from the feds when it comes to the looming REAL ID deadline.
Murkowski said Trump’s actions were “shameful and wrong” but that voters should ultimately decide if it was shameful and wrong.
Alaska’s U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will vote against any efforts to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial, she announced in a prepared statement today….
Would she like to hear what Bolton has to say? Yes, but she’ll wait ’til later in the impeachment process to decide if it’s needed.
“If it means that I’m viewed as one who looks openly and critically at every issue in front of me rather than acting as a rubber stamp for my party or my president, I’m good with that. I’m totally good with that.”
Murkowski is one of three Senate Republicans to back the Dream Act.
Their split is a matter of degrees because both agree the House should hold a formal vote on the impeachment.
“To hell with politics, just do what’s right for Alaska.”