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Letter: Moral courage

  • Author: Holly R. Hill
    | Opinion
  • Updated: February 11
  • Published February 11

After the vote in the Senate to block witnesses in the impeachment trial, I felt like I did on Sept. 11, 2001. It was sickening. I saw our two Alaska senators exhibit a stunning lack of moral courage. When I was a young Army officer there was a category on our evaluation reports for moral courage. That is, to stand up for what’s right in the face of adversity. Neither of our senators was capable of this when it counted.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski tried to paint herself as a moderate but failed to do the right thing. She thinks the House of Representatives had a “hurried” process. The House was thwarted at every turn by an administration that refused to allow witnesses to testify and claims everything is “classified” if they don’t want it revealed. And Sen. Dan Sullivan was “worried” about setting a precedent with this impeachment. Well, he sure did, and it’s not a good one. We have a corrupt president and a corrupt majority in the Senate.

Both of these senators need to be voted out so that we can get two senators to serve our interests. Sen. Murkowski is not up for re-election until 2022, but Sen. Sullivan is up for re-election this year. And we actually have an independent running for office — Dr. Al Gross out of Southeast. In the third quarter, he surpassed Sen.Sullivan in fundraising. Let’s get to work getting folks elected who represent the majority of Alaskans and not those who will just serve their own interest in remaining in power.

— Holly R. Hill

Anchorage

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