MUST READ ALASKA READERS RESPOND WITH DISMAY
In an historic vote today, the U.S. Senate advanced the name of Brett Kavanaugh to the floor for a vote this Saturday afternoon.
But Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined the “no” votes on the cloture, which brings the confirmation to the floor, and on CNN this morning she is quoted saying Kavanaugh “is not the right man for the court at this time.”
Dozens of readers of Must Read Alaska have written to this publication already this morning expressing their disappointment. Here are a sampling of the notes received:
“I, for one, emailed both of our Senators after the cloture vote to express disappointment in Senator Murlowski’s “No” vote on cloture, and to urge both of them to vote ‘Yes’ on confirmation. I initially voted for Lisa, but I don’t think I can support the re-election of a turncoat who is seduced buy the ‘Dark Side.'”
“I’ve donated to Lisa and voted for her the last few times. I’m ready for a strong conservative Senator. I won’t vote for her again. She is too wishy-washy. If a strong conservative runs for the seat, someone sane (not Joe Miller, Sorry) I will work on their campaign and I will donate as much as I can to their campaign. If she pulled out of the primary I still couldn’t vote for her at this point. I will do what I can to make sure that is not my only option.”
“I have so many thoughts about Murkowski I just can’t seem to verbalize all of them. Even yesterday she said she was undecided. But she needs the Native corporation vote to win. With a significant portion of the Native community coming out against Kavanaugh (Walker/Mallott saying Kavanaugh will kill tribal sovereignty, Tlingit Haida coming out against as well) I felt she was going to vote no. Then with Hillary Morgan and company traveling to DC I think that was the icing on the cake. Native Corp and ACLU paying to send people and the face to face seems to take precedence over our emails and calls and of course the silent majority. If you didn’t see it, Newt Gingrich had a great blog on what is happening in our country with the Kavanaugh nomination. Check it out. Love your blog. Have a great day.”
“If Judge Kavanaugh is not confirmed, will ANY decent person ever come forward to be on the Supreme Court? What the left has done to this country and the rule of law is shameful. (that is the nicest thing I can say).”
“My statement and question; I’m really tired of Lisa Murkowski, Chuck Schumer is more a republican than her. What are the chances of starting a recall on her senatorship?”
“Suzanne: I hope you are passing these comments on to Lisa. I don’t know if Lisa is running for reelection or not, but either way she is in Washington to represent us Alaskans not herself. I am sure the majority of Alaskans favor Kavanaugh so she should vote that way. I don’t know how a person can defend against a charge when they don’t know where or when it was supposed to have happened. the judge has led a honorable adult life and is an excellent jurist. He should be confirmed.”
“Suzanne, my name is [redacted by editor]. Lisa, I have voted for you and your father since 1979 I feel I am part of the silent majority I would really like to see you vote for Judge Kavanaugh please ignore the special interest money that is pounding your door it is not who is Alaska. Thank you.”
“Thank you for your news and input. I have written to Lisa and Dan to support Kavanaugh. I believe the allowance of such a “witch hunt” and abuse of our most basic rights is beyond anything we have seen and should be slammed right now!
“I have lived here for many years, with several teaching in rural AK, and am well aware of the rampant domestic and sexual abuse! I say to Lisa and Dan to allow this “show” TRULY TAKES AWAY FROM THE VOICES THAT NEED TO BE HEARD IN OUR OWN BACKYARD THAT POSSIBLY MAY MEAN LIFE OR DEATH. The little girl in Kotzebue may be here today if we would only pay more attention to the real issue AND NOT make a political movement from such a dire situation. Shame on Lisa, she needs to leave her position and get back to the real world and hopefully do GOOD for the citizens of AK.”
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