Meanwhile, Sen. Dan Sullivan voted against proceeding.
They’ve built a brand on spreading these kinds of lies and fearmongering to their constituents and they, just like the president, cannot shrug away the responsibility for the results of their actions.
Their comments are important but the silence of others says far more.
“Coward,” said his opponent Al Gross.
“As President, I will do what President Trump has failed to do: listen to the scientists and experts to protect Bristol Bay — and all it offers to Alaska, our country, and the world.”
The much more Trump-friendly U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has not yet released any statement.
It’s this lack of urgency in fixing the program—encapsulated by an administration seemingly caught flat-footed, unable to seize upon its victory in court—that makes the governor’s words so tone deaf.
Every statewide Republican on the ballot is underwater with their approval rating, but it’s looking really bad for the one Republican not on the ballot this year.
Alaska’s already been under a statewide shelter-in-place order for nearly a week and has restricted nearly all in-state travel.
Murkowski said Trump’s actions were “shameful and wrong” but that voters should ultimately decide if it was shameful and wrong.