Young’s legislation, called the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act, proposes a temporary workaround that would make roundtrip voyages between Alaska and Washington a foreign voyage under U.S. law.
Murkowski says the House managers prosecuting the case have built a compelling timeline linking Trump’s words to the violence of the day.
“Since the new year, the tea leaves and the news has been progressively more pessimistic for the return of cruise ships for the summer,” said Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt.
“As a state legislator he has a special responsibility not to do that kind of thing,” said Hodes. “He’s just in gross violation of the oath of office that he took as a legislator, not to mention the oath that all of us former officers swore when we were commissioned in the Army.”
Alaska’s volunteers will join some 25,000 other Guard members from other states for the 58th presidential inauguration, which is scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday.
It was a quiet day outside of the Capitol, where it rained through most of the afternoon. It also was quiet inside the Capitol, where lawmakers were meeting in small groups as they attempted to form majority caucuses in both chambers.
Murkowski says she’ll listen carefully to the arguments during the Senate trial and will announce her decision after that.
Sen. Gary Stevens says he’s become more patriotic as he’s become older, but questioned what has gone wrong in the country that led to Wednesday’s events.
President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson says he’s afraid of what the events are demonstrating to the rest of the world.
Alaska’s electors are casting their ballots for President Donald Trump today.