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Murkowski votes with Democrats to defeat ban on taxpayer-funded abortion

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted with nearly all of the Democrats and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine to defeat the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion bill today.

The bill would have made permanent the current ban on the use of federal dollars for most abortions.

Two Democrats voted in favor of the bill, as did Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska, a Republican. SB 109 was defeated on a 48-47 vote.

The bill needed 60 votes to make the ban on federal funding for abortion permanent, and five lawmakers did not choose to cast a ballot at all.

Tuesday is the 46th anniversary of the landmark pro-abortion Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade.

(This story is updated to clarify that Murkowski’s vote was not critical to the passage of this bill, as it needed 60 votes to pass.)

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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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  • Completely expected. Classic Lisa. She is not a Republican, plain and simple. She is either not running as one next election cycle, retiring, or preparing for a complete blood-bath, down and dirty losing campaign.

  • Paying for premeditated murder is a very serious crime against humanity. The only difference between this and the gas chambers is that these children cannot scream.

  • We need to get rid of Lease-A. ?

    • Amen.

  • When have you ever seen her so happy?

  • correction: house husband can’t draw unemployment, cuz he never had a job before. he lives off of Lisa’s gov’t check.

  • I will donate my time and money to see her out of office.

    • Likewise! It is astounding to me that she is still in office. Her last election was a travesty.

  • I’ll donate my time and money to ensure she’s replaced by a real conservative. How about you?

    • Greg: please start a fund to Dump Lisa, right here at MRA. Bet money rolls in.

    • Larry I agree she’s a total loser, her father as Gov was even worst and that’s how she got where she is today. Here in Alaska she goes out in the Villages that’s where she get’s her vote’\s, she will run as a R but she runs with the DEM. I can only tell you, and she know’s she cannot win and represent Alaska in the next election Trump is the one that got ANWR passed, but like always, she will take all the credit.

  • It just never stops with her!

  • Literally, the worst vote I ever made. Thankfully, I learned my lesson in 2010 and didn’t repeat it in 2016.

  • Are you proud of this child, Frank and Nancy? She’s making history in the 49th state. First US Senator in Alaska who has found a way to deceive and screw everyone. She’s all yours. The Murkowskis have been using Alaska for 40 years. Its time we put them on their place. Enough of this sh*t.
    We need to stand up against these Alaskan traitors.

  • I knew she was a snake in the grass. Joe Miller, where are you?

  • Free abortions but people can’t afford the insulin they need to live.

    • Amen Jack. Exactly where I am at. Can’t afford insulin. Too bad I can’t get pregnant and get me some of that free health care!

      THANKS LISA. You’re a peach

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      • Check this out, maybe something like it will work for you…
        “Utah offers to pay public employees to fill their prescriptions in Mexico”

  • When a RINO does what RINOs do you’re surprised?

    Too bad recall procedures were not built into Alaska’s statehood documents and constitution.

  • This morning I checked KTUU and KTVA websites and facebook page and (it can’t be!) there was no mention of this news. Tell me our Alaskan network stations aren’t Democrats mouthpiece.

    • amen

  • This position and vote of Lisa’s is no surprise, and just another reason, along with many others, why I will never vote for her again. Sorry that I did in the first place.

  • My baby sister had a similar grimace when she was torn limb from limb from my mother’s womb.

  • She’s despicable.

  • If I stabbed a pregnant woman to death, I’d be charged with a double homicide, yet she can kill that same baby like it’s going to the dentist and pulling a tooth. Then, after she does it, I have to pay for it.

    • Yes, that is Murky Lisa described in a bucket.

  • She is a Traitor elected by the Murkowski money train and the Alaskan Native democrats

  • Where is the big surprise? She’s voting for her constituencies; the Alaska native groups in public employee unions. If you Are a taxpayer, you have no representation.

  • The RINO should never have been reelected.

  • Lisa asked to have ANWR opened. We got it from Trump and she’s been most ungrateful (disgraceful) ever since. She has no sense of responsibilty to the conservatives in her party or the people of Alaska that expect a higher level of integrity from the elected leadership. Even while in the Alaska Legislature, she was never a leader. Her swaying in the wind continues today.
    Lisa, you can take me off your Christmas letter list.

  • Mike
    She believes in Christmas?

    • When Santa Claus owns you, every day is Christmas, no?

  • Lisa has turned out just like her daddy, Frank Murkowski… know, the man who drove a bank into the ground before he became a US Senator elected in Alaska in 1980. The Murkowski family’s star is falling rapidly, thanks to Lisa’s desire to ingratiate Democrats and Lefty women. Her daddy appointed her in 2002 because he was aware that she would fail on her own initiatives, and with a husband who doesn’t know how to work, Lisa would be a stranded mom raising two kids. But Frank taught her that lying to the constituency and receiving large government paychecks will take you to that glory place. Lisa, please quit sending us your phoney Christmas cards. Save your money and concentrate on wrinkle lifts. Your despair and shame is really showing. DUMP LISA 2022!

  • Frank beat the FDIC to the money!

    • Wouldn’t that make Frank Murkowski a criminal in the eyes of the government? Why no deep investigation at the time? Let me guess…. Frank became a US Senator and got a seat on the Senate “Banking Committee.” The Murkowski have been living a life of luxury for decades, at government expense. Four decades, to be exact. Round-the-World cruises. Multiple homes in and around Alaska and the US. Private yachts. Grandkids in presigious law schools. Valuable land holdings in and around Alaska. And now, Alaskan have to put up with Lisa Murkowski, who in all reality is not a Republican, and undermined the will of the Republican primary voters in 2010. Her daddy, Frank Murkowski, and mommy, Nancy Murkowski, were benefactors of the Republican Party for decades. It was the Republican Party that was loyal to the Murkowskis, not vice versa. DUMP LISA in 2022. Where do I donate?

  • Most everything and everyone has a limited shelf life. AND, I think her expiration date is Past Due. It’s time for her to go, NOW!

  • Murkowski might as well come out of the closet as Democrat since she does not align with the values of the Republicans in Alaska. I think the Alaska Republican Party should not back her ever again. DIVORCE HER FROM THE REPUBLICANS IN ALASKA!!!

  • Murkowski should come out of the closet as Democrat because she sure does not vote for her Republican Constituents, The Alaska Republican Party should strip her of the R behind her name and we should conduct a grass root effort to make sure 2022 is her last year in Congress.

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