Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office later issued a statement saying her vote wasn’t about Trump. She said she’s convinced the Senate has the constitutional power to try a former president and should retain that power.
Murkowski says she’ll listen carefully to the arguments during the Senate trial and will announce her decision after that.
In a statement, Alaska Federation of Natives president Julie Kitka called for “accountability for the actions of the perpetrators as well as those who appear to have planned this attack.”
Many wondered aloud on social media why the D.C. rioters were treated differently than those who protested for racial justice in 2020.
President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson says he’s afraid of what the events are demonstrating to the rest of the world.
Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes. A group of violent supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol earlier on Wednesday, clashing with Capitol police and delaying the process.
It’s a win for the Trump administration, which has pushed to lock in drilling in the refuge in its final weeks, before President-elect Joe Biden takes office and can try to stop it.
“President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a statement.
According to a timeline of the events written by the Department of Law, the governor’s office did not request a human resources investigation until June 11, at least 68 days after the woman’s supervisor in the governor’s office became aware of the misconduct and informed Ben Stevens, Dunleavy’s chief of staff.
In a Republican-leaning district that supported President Trump by 14 points, voters re-elected independent Rep. Dan Ortiz by a wide margin.