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.
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.
On the Senate floor Thursday, Murkowski called for a quality that has been rare in modern politics and unheard of in the Trump White House: humility.
The proposed legislation would allow CARES Act money to fill unexpected shortfalls in state and local government budgets.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she’s not willing to bet on verbal guidance from the feds.
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.