Lisa Murkowski is a Republican Senator from the state of Alaska. In 2017 she was one of three Republican senators who voted against repealing Obamacare. Today she is one of only a few Republican politicians who has denounced Trump’s brutal and unconstitutional actions on Monday evening on his way to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
“I do not think that what we saw last night was the America I know,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
The “Gentle Lady from Alaska” would, a day later, endorse the scathing critique of President Trump and the militarization of Washington, D.C., delivered by retired Gen. James Mattis, the president’s first Secretary of Defense.
Your “television president” heard Senator Murkowski’s statement, and he wasn’t pleased: in fact he promised to take vengeance. Another vindictive act by the worst man in the world.
“Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the great state of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Sen. Lisa Murkowski. She voted against HealthCare, Justice Kavanaugh, and much else … ”
I’ll say it again: Trump is not a man, and Trump is not an American. The most treasured right the American people are guaranteed is free speech which includes the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions. These Constitutional rights are the envy of millions of people all over the world. Trump believes that he is the only person who has the right to express his vile opinions.
Vindictiveness is an immature act created by an underdeveloped brain. Trump is mentally deficient and should have been removed from office with the use of the 25th amendment in March of 2017.
Trump continues to prove that he is not an American. If he had the power, he would repeal the first amendment, and make himself “president for life” as Xi Jinping has done in China, Mohammad bin Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia, Trump’s friend, Kim Jong-un has in North Korea, and like Vladimir Putin is attempting in Russia. He does not serve the American people. Only the super-wealthy and his cult receive his support.
Murkowski is not a saint, she is today’s Republican. Murkowski is what the Senate used to be. She carries water for the dominant oil industry in her state. She inserted a backdoor amendment in Republicans’ 2017 tax bill that opened the possibility of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. However she did the right thing and voted against the nomination of Betsy DeVos and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
Senator Murkowski is why I have always been an Independent. When I was first allowed to vote, in 1967, I believed that both parties had candidates worthy of my precious vote. However, this Trump Party, led by the worst senator in history, Moscow Mitch McConnell, is unworthy of my consideration. They are the enemies of the working class; choosing to support special interests.
November 3, 2020 must be a one-day revolution. Save America for your children and grandchildren; send all Republicans into retirement.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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