Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Democracy Score

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Did not sign Texas amicus brief
Affirmed certification of all states' electoral college votes
Made statements that supported the integrity of American democracy
Voted to impeach or convict Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack

Biography

Before someone assumes the office of the presidency, they are required to swear to faithfully execute the office of the President and to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. President Trump – the nation’s elected leader, the Commander in Chief of our armed forces – swore an oath to defend America and all that we hold sacred. He failed to uphold that oath.

Sen. Lisa Murkowsi is Alaska’s senior senator, and is one of the most independent-minded Republicans in Washington. She is finishing her third term in the Senate, and will be running for a fourth in 2022. As Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, she has a proud history of working with moderate Democrats to deliver for her constituents in Alaska. She was one of the first Republicans in Congress to congratulate Biden for his victory, saying, “While we may not always agree, I will work with [Joe Biden and Kamala Harris] to do what is right for Alaska.” Sen. Murkowski has spoken out forcefully against the Trump administration’s unprecedented stonewalling of Biden’s transition team, as well as Trump’s attempts to pressure state legislators to influence the election’s outcome.

On Jan. 6, she voted to certify the Electoral College votes from every state on the grounds that “the courts and state legislatures have all honored their duty to hear legal allegations and have found nothing to warrant overturning the results.” After the attack on the Capitol, she criticized Trump for his inciting rhetoric, and endorsed his impeachment: “Such unlawful actions cannot go without consequence and the House has responded swiftly, and I believe, appropriately, with impeachment.” On Jan. 26, she voted against a motion that would have declared Trump’s Senate trial unconstitutional. On February 13th, Sen. Murkowski honored her own oath of office and voted to convict Trump on the Article of Impeachment.