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.”
The trio worries that the move betrays U.S. allies and opens a void to be filled by Iran and Russia.
“Adverse impacts to Alaska’s world-class salmon fishery and to the ecosystem of Bristol Bay, Alaska, are unacceptable.”
The border emergency had been used to divert funds away from more than $100 million in Alaska projects to the border wall.
Planned Parenthood says the federal rule changes combined with Dunleavy’s Medicaid veto will hit low-income Alaskans particularly hard.