Murkowski Says Mattis Rebuke Statement Were ‘True and Honest and Necessary and Overdue’

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) praised former Defense Secretary James Mattis statement that condemned President Trump handling of the current protest plaguing the nation, saying his words were “true, and honest and necessary and overdue,” adding that she is ‘struggling” with whether to support the president. 

“When I saw General Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowksi told reporters on Capitol Hill.

“I was really thankful. I thought General Mattis’ words were true, and honest and necessary and overdue,” Murkowski added. “And, I have been struggling for the right words, and I was encouraged a couple of nights ago when I was able to read what President Bush had written. And I found that to be empowering for me as one leader.”

Mattis on Wednesday slammed Trump for his handling to the ongoing nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, denouncing his former boss in a fiery statement that the president only wants “to divide” the American people.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) also praised Mattis comments, calling them “stunning and powerful.”

“General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice,” Romney said Thursday. “He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him. If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with — it would be with a General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man.”

When asked about her decision to whether she still supports or will vote for Trump in November, Murkowski told reporters that she is still “struggling” to decide. 

“I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time I think you know that. I didn’t support the President in the initial election, and I work hard to try to make sure that I’m able to represent my state well that I’m able to work with any administration and any president,” Murkowski said. “He is our duly elected President I will continue to work with him. I will continue to work with this administration but I think right now as we are all struggling to find ways to express the words that need to be expressed appropriately, questions about who I’m going to vote for not going to vote for I think are distracting at the moment.”

She added that questions on whom she would vote for president are a “distracting at the moment,” but affirmed that at the moment Trump is “our duly elected president” and “will continue to work with him” and “I will continue to work with this administration.”

“I think right now… questions about who I’m going to vote for, who I’m not going to vote for, I think, are distracting to the moment,” Murkowski said. “I know people might think that’s a dodge, but I think there are important conversations that we need to have as an American people amongst ourselves about where we are right now.”

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  • NetPath
    June 5, 2020

    Murky Mokowski and Mittens Romknee -either never miss a PC-pander to the Democrat socialist anti-American left – made for each other – spineless, faithless faux-Republicans.

  • James
    June 5, 2020

    Another RINO who can’t shut her big mouth, vote her out.

  • James
    June 5, 2020

    She is a disgrace to the President and Republican Party They need a new Republican Senator in Alaska plus Maine and Utah

  • Bob
    June 5, 2020

    Murkowski, Romney, Collins, and a few more never Trumper Senators need to be
    defeated because they are not suited to be Republicans. Vote them out. I know
    Romney is not up for re-election, but the others are.

  • Ginny Rocco
    June 4, 2020

    Go to Hell Lisa M. Your a Demo in Rep disguise, just like Rummy Dummy. Trump is doing a good job and much better than Obama ever did. How your state votes you out.

  • Nathan B. Bryant
    June 4, 2020

    Murkowski is another RINO that needs to be removed. 

  • Pamela O’Mack
    June 4, 2020

    Why don’t you join the rest of your Democrat friends with the rest of your RHINO friends? We don’t need you in our party!

  • Debby giraud
    June 4, 2020

    Such a crock. Matis and that broad and especially Romney … need to get over themselves and get with the RNC program and help re-elect Trump in 2020. Cuz the Dems have list their crazee Marxist commi minds !!!!!

  • Gidget
    June 4, 2020

    I am so fed up with these RINO’s who really should just Change Party’s since they constantly go against anything the President wants to do as far as Keeping things going Good for Our Country!! These RINO’s must be weeded out of the Republican Party and placed in the Democrat Party where they Belong! TRUMP 2020!!

  • Nrr
    June 4, 2020

    These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, MSM Fox and the rest of Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs (Mutt Romney, Lindsey Graham, AG Barr, Sessions, Richard Burr, Susan Collins, Murkowski, Justice Roberts, Bolton and you know the rest of the traitors) post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  • Huong
    June 4, 2020

    I think Ms Muskowski is a liar. She destroyed America. She must get out of the congress.

  • Gerald S Ladd
    June 4, 2020

    Murkowski is a bottom feeder.

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