Murkowski Dismisses Trump’s Criticism: ‘I Made the Comments That I Made’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has dismissed President Donald Trump’s criticism

Last week, Murkowski became the target for one of Trump’s attacks on Twitter.

Due to her support of former Defense Secretary James Mattis’ criticism of Trump following his threat to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, the president, in turn, threatened to not support Murkowski’s re-election campaign.

On Monday, Murkowski weighed in on Trump’s latest threat, standing by her comments in support of Mattis.

“I made the comments that I made,” Murkowski told CNN, adding, “I stand by them.”

Murkowski went on to discuss the importance of leadership qualities she believes a president should possess, noting the tone and words the president uses.

“Again, I think it’s important that we have a president who is working to bring people together. … And tone and words matter.” Murkowski added, “I cannot live in fear of a tweet. That’s where I am now.”

After Murkowski’s comment in support of Mattis, Trump wrote, “Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the Great State of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski.”

He added, “Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you!”

Despite being fellow members of the Republican party, Trump and Murkowski have had a strained working relationship for quite some time.

Back in 2016, Murkowski actually made it clear that she had no interest in supporting Trump’s presidential campaign despite him clinching the nomination.

However, Republican senators still do not believe their opposition is worth jeopardizing a Senate seat.

In the wake of Trump’s latest threats toward Murkowski, her Republican senators are urging him to leave back off of his threat.

“I’d leave Lisa alone. She’s a member of our conference, and we want to keep it that way,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) also weighed in on Trump’s tweet admitting that he does not support the president’s threat “at all.”

Responses

  1. Old Dumper will have plenty of time to campaign for who ever he wants in 2years. He will only be worried about his golf tee times and choosing which drive thru to go to for lunch. You see fat ass will be retired ( forced ) from running our country into the ground.

  2. Let’s hope some more Republican Senators get brave enough to speak the truth about Trump. So far Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney.

      1. Just my observation, Phoenix.
        I have seen her for years. She never smiles. Always looks mad.
        I have said multiple things about her ideas and voting record before.
        But this is what I chose to say at this particular moment.

  3. By leadership she means giving into the looters, arsonist and murderers because of their skin color

  4. King Donald The Loser is promoting another conspiracy theory started by an anonymous comment on a fringe right-wing web site that got spread through the wacko OANN straight to His Majesty tweeting nonsense about a non-violent protester being brutalized by police.

    This guy is DANGEROUS!

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

  5. It’s time, I think, for the real Republicans to stand up and be counted. That is, no matter what the political cost, it’s time for anyone who has a brain and loves their country to repudiate Trump, even if they are Republicans.

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