Murkowski’s Decision Comes With Fire

Murkowski's Decision Comes With Fire

(NewsReady.com) – Throughout President Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats have considered Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) a swing vote. Ultimately, she decided to acquit him, but not without severely reprimanding the president for his actions. The Alaskan senator also lashed out against lawmakers on both sides of the aisle over the highly-partisan proceedings.

“The president’s behavior was shameful and wrong. His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this great nation, ” she said.

Murkowski’s attack on her colleagues included lashing out at House Democrats for, what she believes was, a careless race to impeach Trump. On the other hand, she doesn’t agree with Republicans who don’t share her view that the president erred with his actions regarding Ukraine. The senator also blamed the media for trying to put out the fire of the impeachment trial controversy with gasoline.

Murkowski has always been a more moderate Republican among her fellow senators. However, all Republicans expect the president to be acquitted on Wednesday and they’ll all be relieved.

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