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Murkowski statement on Kabul attack

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski released a statement Friday about the Thursday attack that left at least 13 American servicemen dead and many others wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan:

“I have long supported withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but the manner in which the drawdown has taken place has been chaotic and irresponsible and led to the horrific scenes we have witnessed over the last 12 days. It is devastating to see that American troops were targeted, injured, and killed while protecting the airport. My deepest condolences go out to their families and loved ones. It is important to remember that their mission has not been in vain as thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of allies and vulnerable Afghans have been safely evacuated. We must continue our focus on the mission our military were sent to defend: bringing our people home and helping those who have helped us.

“My office continues to respond to many, many constituents who have requested evacuation assistance for their family members, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Due to this enormous evacuation effort, the State Department has not been able to provide updates at the individual level. In just the last 12 days, over 82,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul. My staff will continue to help constituents in need and when the timing is appropriate, I will ensure full accountability for the decisions made within this administration. The time now is to honor those who have fallen and ensure their mission is carried out. President Biden committed to the American people that he will ensure any American who wishes to leave the country is able to do so and that those terrorists that attacked and killed our service members will pay the price. They will not win. I intend to hold the president to those words.”

Read the statements of Sen. Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and others at this link:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • She has to go! Period!

    • The statement that I want to hear from Sockeye Lisa is her long-overdue resignation, and her admission of guilt for her wholesale nepotism, corporate groveling and pandering, corruption and treason.

  • Their mission was in vain because their deaths were not necessary!
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    This was a massive failure by politicians, and now they want to talk it away by feeding you a line of BS about how noble they were for a just cause. It’s our politicians that should have been on the perimeter of the Kabul Airport staring the Taliban in the eye while standing feet away from a sworn enemy. A scenario created by politicians and political activist generals. This is a political stunt to weaken this nation and our military before it’s enemies. Murkowski is as much to blame as the rest of them.

  • Sen. Murkowski: Another way to keep the #notmypresident to his word, is to stop being his ally. Stop hanging with the leftists. Stop voting with the leftists. When the vote comes to impeach THIS #notmypresident, don’t side with the commies. We finally have a #notmypresident that has won the race to the bottom in record time. Jimmy Carter is sighing with relief. The world is watching #notmypresident, and has now put the USA in the category of clowns. It is embarrassing and shameful. God help those poor people stuck in Afghanistan. I pray for them and those we have lost to this nightmare cluster *%$!. Start your distancing walk, Senator, because there is blood all over this administration. And we have this clearly demented #notmypresident because the loudest group of all had their feelings hurt. Happy now?

    • I agree with your message to Sen. Murkowski. One might readily add much, much more to these criticisms of the Senator, and we should do so at other opportunities, but for today my concern is with the families of the slain U.S. soldiers. I will, however, add that our nation’s imposter president is an inept (career), corrupt, perverted, and demented politician, and he is largely to blame for this Kabul debacle and these preventable deaths.

      • Yup! Couldn’t agree more.

    • Amen – I am so angry about this I almost can’t think straight. Lisa will vote to keep Biden, Sullivan said the other day Jo gave a good speech, but he should have thanked the troops. For what leaving them to be murdered

  • The senior Senator for Alaska was in part ( a large part) responsible for putting the illegal and unqualified person in office knowing well ins and outs of the rigged and stolen presidential election and we now are watching the destruction of our nation as a result…..

  • Why do these politicians keep stating that “any American citizen who “wishes” to leave… Psaki has been phrasing it the same way. I do not trust any of these folks, regardless of party, who repeat the party line, so to speak.

  • Yeah yeah… you were all about looking into Trump getting impeached over a phone call. And before that, Russia collusion., both a joke and so are you!
    Stop pretending that Biden and his cabinet actually gives a shit about Alaskans!
    His botched pull out is 100% to blame for everything going wrong in Afghanistan and here in the U.S.

    • Ditto !

    • 100% agree, and I wrote both her and Dan Sullivan to demand impeachment, and I invite everyone who agrees that this was preventable, and the result of failed leadership, to write Murkowski and Sullivan and say so as well!

  • “….and when the timing is appropriate, I will ensure full accountability for the decisions made within this administration.”
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    The time is now, Lisa, what are you waiting for?

  • Lisa, you own this. You helped Joe Biden win by harming Trump at every opportunity. Your irrational hatred of Trump was the signal to others around the country that Republicans could vote against him with a clear conscience. I can never forgive you. Please just stay away from Alaska. You’ve done enough harm already. And by the way, your constituent relations office sucks and everyone in Alaska knows if we need help, we turn to Dan Sullivan’s office because your people just nod their heads and then trash our requests.

  • The Senator’s statement reads like it could have crafted by Jen Psaki. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Panda Joe. What a deal…

  • I have an idea. How about we take out parasitic politicians and put them on a plane to Afghanistan. Let them figure out what policies will save their asses, real time.

    Our military has been sent to their death by grifters over and over.

    It is time to end the corruption.

    • Great idea!

  • “………President Biden committed to the American people that he will ensure…………that those terrorists that attacked and killed our service members will pay the price. They will not win. I intend to hold the president to those words………..”
    Blah, blah, blah. President Biden SHOULD be “committed”……..to a long term dementia care program. And YOU should be retired, like your Daddy before you, to private citizen status. Please just do the right thing: cancel your plan to run for re-election. We’re sick and tired of career politicians representing the elite aristocracy and crapping on the populace. Please go away.

  • “when the timing is appropriate?” Lisa the timing is right now!!! Do something, start something to STOP Biden’s directive that all evacuations will end at midnight on the 31st of August!!! You have to realize the mss executions that are going to occur once all American troopers are pulled. Do something for God’s sake!!

  • Senator Murkowski,
    You are a RINO that we the people see right through your lies & deception. Voted twice to impeach our 45th President that were TOTALLY a waste of our tax payers dollars! Your vote to have BYE-BYE-DEN in office is a treasonous act on your part as well.
    Show yourself some grace and step down, please. This round I’m sure Kelly will win by a landslide unless of course you got it rigged in your favor. The AZ Nov 2020 forensic audit is upon us.
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    Tick Tock

  • What a hypocrite! She has legitimized Biden’s illegal Presidency at every turn & now she has doubts?

  • She’s guilty of certifying a fraudulent election and allowing that buffoon Biden in office. Her hatred for Trump has made her an enemy of American citizens. Biden and company are ruining our country. Trump would have been impeached by now if he was the one in charge of this mess, but there are different rules for buffoon Biden. She should resign for her bias and incompetence. And Biden should retire to a senior living facility.

  • Senator Murkowski. You own this epic failure of an administration that only exists to abuse the public trust and loot the wealth of the Nation. You have chosen poorly and failed Alaska.

  • Nice political statement Murkowski, like your word means anything. If you really mean to hold this illegitimate president that was installed through voter fraud accountable, you would push for his removal from the Whitehouse post haste. Then, you would promote a nationwide forensic audit of all States to expose the fraud. Sorry, not buying your miserable attempt to sound serious. Kelly Tsbaka 2022!

  • Figured she would just comment
    “what difference does it make”
    Birds of a feather

  • Don’t just hold Sleepy Joe accountable. Hold his entire administration responsible, along with the Homeland Security Committee and the other committees that should have been providing some oversight.

  • Where were you 8 months ago senator? Where were you when the laws were changed to cheat this man into office? Judging by the comments in this vey conservative forum, I’d say Lisa is done.

  • This woman is disgusting. But we keep electing her. But she’ll win re-election thanks to Prop 2

    Alaska plays stupid games and wins stupid prizes.

  • “President Biden committed to the American people that he will ensure any American who wishes to leave the country is able to do so and that those terrorists that attacked and killed our service members will pay the price. ” Well OK then. I feel so much better now… Bullshit

  • All she’s doing is damage control, hoping somehow to get reelected. She is twisted beyond any reason and cares nothing for soldiers or Alaskans. She only wants to retain power as a senator. Every traitorous staffer she has as well needs to be exposed for what they are.

  • Hey Lisa, simple yes/no question. DID YOU VOTE FOR BIDEN?
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    #shewillnotanswer #becauseshecannotanswer

  • This is Murkowski’s fault. She, Young and Sullivan did nothing to oppose the installation of the illegitimate Biden regime. They should all face charges of treason.

    • Spot on!

  • She’s between a rock and a hard place. She’s sided with the Left all along to avoid any kind of heat and trying to maintain popularity. Now she’s at a crossroads. Stay with the Dems and their failings (there will be more) or risk it and try to sway back Republican. Tough spot, she’ll have friends on neither side. She is expendable to the Dems and they won’t hesitate to place blame and throw her under the bus.

    • That’s what happens when you don’t work for the people you represent and instead work for what ever wind blows stronger in your favor(money or agenda). She created both the rock and the hard place and she has ever since her Daddy put her there. Her power, not the state’s best interest, has always been her priority

  • Sometimes I just wish Lisa would keep her damn mouth shut.

    • Stop complaining, Frank. She takes after you.

      • Mom and dad sure raised one dumb— daughter.

        • Yeah, but I luv her. She brings home the bacon and Democrats love pork. My better half may be dumb, but she has kept me from having to work for the past 35 years. And for a guy like me, that’s a good thing.

  • Gee, if only she had backed a president that never would have allowed this to even occur.

  • Sorry Lisa your time is up….your Rhino attitude insured the current man in the White House would be in charge vs. a man who may have been disliked….but was in charge and would have been bombing the Taliban as they tried to stretch their territorial gains. Instead you have blood on your hands for indirectly causing the current Commander in Thief to ruin this country and cause the deaths of Americans as he let the Taliban roam for months.

  • Will someone, please!,, show this b*tch the door?

  • …Article II, Section 4.
    .
    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    …Article III, Section 3
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    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

    Murkowski, Sullivan, Young: Get it done.

  • Who cares what she said?

  • Lisa,
    If you really believe that our “Commander In Chief” will get every American out of Afghanistan who wants to come out, then we now know why you voted for him last November.

  • Nothing about the ineptness and total mayhem of this evacuation which was such a FU and is leaving thousands to die, their deaths provided to the taliban in list of who aided americans. Does this not seem strange by putting this people on a kill list. Murkowski is such a tool very vote and insane.. Dan Sullivan lost my vote — if I bother to vote again with the fraud that is happening now in voting with total impunity. and Young is missing -he even around. They all need to go. Biden needs to be impeached along with the generals and the incompetent staff. A kindergarten class would have done better and been more responsible. I am so sad tat these beautiful lives are being put in jeopardy and jo ho milley murkowski and sullivan all have a ho hum attitude – Romney is blaming Trump because he wanted to leave the middle east. To bad there are no honorable people in the mix.

  • Blah, blah, blah…

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