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Letter: Censure Murkowski

  • Author: Greg Sarber
    | Opinion
  • Updated: February 22
  • Published February 22

I have written the Alaska Senate and the Alaska Republican Party to request they censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski. I urge voters in Anchorage to also write letters to our legislators in support of censure. This censure would be for actions Sen. Murkowski has taken during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Sen. Murkowski voted to find the impeachment of a private citizen constitutional, despite the clear wording in the Constitution that states a “Bill of Attainder” which prohibits impeachment of a private citizen is forbidden by the United States Constitution. (As found in Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution).

Sen. Murkowski voted to find former President Donald Trump guilty in the impeachment trial. The state of Alaska voted overwhelmingly for former President Trump in the last election. The people of Alaska support the president. No clear evidence was presented to convict the president. It is unacceptable that one of our U.S. senators would go against the will of the people in Alaska and the evidence presented to find the president guilty of such a manufactured and feeble case.

By committing these grievous errors, Sen. Murkowski has demonstrated an inability to properly serve the state of Alaska in her role as senator. We shouldn’t dislike Sen. Murkowski; we should just have contempt for her ignorance of the law and willingness to abandon the wishes of Alaska voters. For these reasons, she must be censured today and removed from office in her next election in 2022. I encourage like-minded readers to write letters supporting her censure.

— Greg Sarber


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