Do you have respect for Lisa Murkowski today or not?

Aug 2016
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#1
If she felt this way, why did it take her until this morning?
She also did not make her opinion loud enough to sway the swing voters.
It seems like they group planned how they would do this vote, when those folks got in the room together.




SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI: I did not come to a decision on this until walking onto the floor this morning. I have been wrestling to really try to know what is fair and what is right, and the truth is, that none of this has been fair.


The following is a transcript of that statement, as prepared by The New York Times.

This hasn’t been fair to the judge, but I also recognize that we need to have institutions that are viewed as fair and if people who are victims, people who feel that there is no fairness in our system of government, particularly in our courts, then you’ve gone down a path that is not good and right for this country. And so I have been wrestling with whether or not this was about qualifications of a good man or is this bigger than the nomination.
And I believe we’re dealing with issues right now that are bigger than the nominee and how we ensure fairness and how our legislative and judicial branch can continue to be respected. This is what I have been wrestling with, and so I made the — took the very difficult vote that I did.

I believe Brett Kavanaugh’s a good man. It just may be that in my view he’s not the right man for the court at this time. So I have taken my vote here this morning, I’m going to go back to my office and write a floor statement that is more fulsome and have the opportunity to have that.
But this has truly been the most difficult evaluation of a decision that I have ever had to make, and I’ve made some interesting ones in my career. But I value and respect where my colleagues have come down from in their support for the judge, and I think we’re at a place where we need to begin thinking about the credibility and integrity of our institutions.
 
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Jul 2015
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#2
Yes. And she is pretty consistent with her voting history. This doesn't surprise me. I saw some AK women in a roundtable say they would still probably still vote for her even though they wanted her to vote for KAVANAUGH.
 
Aug 2016
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#3
Yes. And she is pretty consistent with her voting history. This doesn't surprise me. I saw some AK women in a roundtable say they would still probably still vote for her even though they wanted her to vote for KAVANAUGH.
I take your word for it. I'm sure you know more about her history than I do.
From an outsider, it would appear that her No, and Manchin's Yes was preplanned.
 
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Feb 2011
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#4
I enjoy her attempting to squirm her way out of it. She said she was for Kavanaugh before she voted against him. She lacks the eloquence of Collins. Respect none. Unless she steps down after a cold welcome home in Alaska-LOL!
 
Sep 2017
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#9
If she felt this way, why did it take her until this morning?
She also did not make her opinion loud enough to sway the swing voters.
It seems like they group planned how they would do this vote, when those folks got in the room together.




SENATOR LISA MURKOWSKI: I did not come to a decision on this until walking onto the floor this morning. I have been wrestling to really try to know what is fair and what is right, and the truth is, that none of this has been fair.


The following is a transcript of that statement, as prepared by The New York Times.

This hasn’t been fair to the judge, but I also recognize that we need to have institutions that are viewed as fair and if people who are victims, people who feel that there is no fairness in our system of government, particularly in our courts, then you’ve gone down a path that is not good and right for this country. And so I have been wrestling with whether or not this was about qualifications of a good man or is this bigger than the nomination.
And I believe we’re dealing with issues right now that are bigger than the nominee and how we ensure fairness and how our legislative and judicial branch can continue to be respected. This is what I have been wrestling with, and so I made the — took the very difficult vote that I did.

I believe Brett Kavanaugh’s a good man. It just may be that in my view he’s not the right man for the court at this time. So I have taken my vote here this morning, I’m going to go back to my office and write a floor statement that is more fulsome and have the opportunity to have that.
But this has truly been the most difficult evaluation of a decision that I have ever had to make, and I’ve made some interesting ones in my career. But I value and respect where my colleagues have come down from in their support for the judge, and I think we’re at a place where we need to begin thinking about the credibility and integrity of our institutions.
I still respect Senator Murkowski. It takes courage to do the right thing, sometimes. She is a lady with courage.
 
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