The calls to unity are being put to the test with a temporary halt to ANWR leasing activities.
But whether Murkowski—who said she’s wrestling with her future in a Republican party that’s beholden to Trump’s worst impulses—will vote to convict when the articles of impeachment reach the chamber is not yet clear. She says she’ll wait on the trial.
Their comments are important but the silence of others says far more.
Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who on Monday announced their latest effort to pass a coronavirus relief package…
The call asks the EPA to reinstate a veto of the project and for Congress to establish lasting protections for the Bristol Bay fishery.
Murkowski offered no additional details on what such Congressional protection would entail.
“The project, as proposed, would likely result in significant degradation of the environment and would likely result in significant adverse effects.”
The U.S. Census is a critical metric used not only to draw election districts but also in distributing federal dollars to communities.
Other Trump-adverse moderates refused to weigh in. Three, including Murkowski, would need to oppose the move in order to stymie a hypothetical effort to put a conservative justice on the court just months before the election.
The much more Trump-friendly U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has not yet released any statement.