Unlike her colleague Rep. Don Young, who voted against impeaching President Trump, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its hasty impeachment vote on Jan. 13. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi the House voted 232-197 in favor of removing the president. Ten Republicans joined all the Democrats in approving the move.

Murkowski said this second impeachment (following last year’s) “stands in stark contrast” to the 2020 vote which she called “partisan from the beginning.”

Trump and his supporters strongly disagree that the president incited the small number of demonstrators who turned violent on.

“For months, the President has perpetrated false rhetoric that the election was stolen and rigged, even after dozens of courts ruled against these claims. When he was not able to persuade the courts or elected officials, he launched a pressure campaign against his own Vice President, urging him to take actions that he had no authority to do,” she stated shortly after the impeachment vote. “On the day of the riots, President Trump’s words incited violence, which led to the injury and deaths of Americans – including a Capitol Police officer – the desecration of the Capitol, and briefly interfered with the government’s ability to ensure a peaceful transfer of power. Such unlawful actions cannot go without consequence and the House has responded swiftly, and I believe, appropriately, with impeachment.”

Trump and his supporters strongly disagree that the president incited the small number of demonstrators who turned violent on Jan. 6. The overall crowd that came to protest election fraud was estimated at between 200,000 to 250,000. Only a tiny fraction of protesters turned violent and entered the Capitol building. Even these were denounced and hindered by many in the crowd that day.

“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Trump emphasized.

Shortly after the impeachment vote, Trump posted a video condemning the violence and saying no true supporter of his would ever condone such actions.

“I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week,” Trump said. “Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nation’s most sacred traditions and values.”

He added that mob violence goes against “everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for.”

“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag,” Trump emphasized. “No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things you are not supporting our movement. You are attacking it and you are attacking our country.”

The president added that those who engaged in the Capitol attacks will be brought to justice, and that he was “shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity at the Capitol last week.”

Murkowski, however, is looking forward to a post-inauguration impeachment trial in the Senate, saying it is a “weighty and important responsibility.”

After praising and defending the House vote, Murkowski said during the upcoming Senate trial she will “listen carefully and consider the arguments on both sides, and will then announce how I will vote.”

The timing of an impeachment trial in the Senate will be a bit odd, as it will take place after the president has already stepped down. In this sense it will have little political power, except to exclude him from ever running for president again.

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Sen. Murkowski praises House, says it ‘appropriately’ impeached Trump

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.



    Thanks for the information! I always liked Rep. Young.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    They need to impeach you Lisa. You traitor!

  • Jana says:

    Lisa, I would address you as
    Senator, but I only view you as protector of the rights to let innocent fetuses be ripped apart limb by limb.
    Also not standing up for border patrol, Don’t give a darn about legal elections, or our President Trump and that’s enough to say I plan on backing ANYONE else who runs against you the next time you try and run for Office again. Seek Jesus Christ. He loves you, but is angry about the babies.

  • Kaye says:

    Can she be any more corrupt or ignorant??

  • Lobo says:

    We need to be calling, writing, and urging Sarah Palin to unseat this traitor in the next election cycle .. Lisa is following in Frank’s footsteps, and I think we can probably call her “Frank on steroids”.. RUN SARAH, RUN !!!!!!

    • Thomas Brown says:

      Yes, Lisa is a rhino of the highest order. The only benefactors of her time in office are native corporations and planned parenthood. Maybe someday a reporter will research/expose her record of ass kissing the native corps. People will be appalled. I would definitely support Sarah

    • Jana Moran says:

      Great idea, Sarah recently commented that she was thinking of running for office again. Hallelujah I love Sarah ❤️ and will call her office Monday first thing !!

  • Dave S says:

    86Lisa is the battle cry from now until the next election. I agree it is time for a true patriot, (Sarah Palin) to run and unseat this baby killing Murkowski, turncoat of the Alaskan Constituents and factually challenged “person”

  • Steve says:

    If Lisa gets the Republican slot in the next election, I’m voting Democrat. I’m 66, and have always voted the Republican ticket. I can not stomach anymore of Lisa and her liberal collusion.

    • Linda Cranney says:

      My understanding is that she is changing parties! Good move because she is not an true and honest person. She is a poor excuse for a woman let alone a Senator!! You are GONE traitor!

    • Tim says:

      Absolutely agree. Long-time Alaskan here and have seen her re-elected multiple times after dad first gave her the job (blatant nepotism). If voting Democrat is the only way to get rid of this RINO, I will do it.

  • Bob Stickney says:

    You miss murkowski are a disgrace to the people of Alaska are you on the take from China as well we need to impeach this so called republican

  • Kfinh says:

    “listen carefully and consider the arguments on both sides, and will then announce how I will vote.” Yeah right, we already know how Senator Murkowski is going to vote. She an attention grabber, always wanting to be in the spotlight. Just go ahead and go join Colin Powell in the democrats party already while you’re at please bring along Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and those 10 house rep in Congress. The democrats are needing more votes to be a super majority anyways. This was a sham impeachment with no hearing at all, this impeachment was rush through faster than me getting my order at a fast food joint. And now the senate wants to try and impeachment a president after he leaves office is just ridiculous. This just show how much the swamps and deep-state hated President Trump and the American people.

  • Matthew Myers says:

    She’s a leftist.
    She doesn’t count.
    How many of them support abortion by voting Demoncrat or with the Demoncrat agenda? Those who do? They do not know God, nor do they follow Him.

  • Donna Millwood says:

    No investigation! I think Pelosi already had the paperwork ready and was just going to present it at a time of “crisis”. Has there ever been a quicker impeachment? Let’s do it before we even know who was involved and before it came out that there was prior knowledge of unrest by law enforcement and maybe even Nancy knew of it.

  • FreeInSD says:

    LMAO at all the people in here calling for her to be unseated in the next “election”. You people never learn do you.

  • JET says:

    Murkowski, who could care less about Alaska, is an empty devil worshipping, human sacrificing, racist shell of a person, who has no idea about truth. She is so irrelevant and frankly an embarrassment to our state and the United States of America.
    Sad that she won’t listen to God, and Truth.
    May God open the eyes of all those who are openly working to destroy America, including Murkowski.

  • 907 Larry says:

    She was the first one that attacked Trump. Now as the facts come out (not in fake news I might add) the riot started before Trump started his speech and BLM / Antifa were the ones, (many of them one account for BLM 230) that started the riot. It has also become known that the security details and police knew that the opposition to Trump was going to happen.
    She should have waited, now she has to explain herself why so quick to convict Trump!

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Thank you for keeping us informed. It is essential we replace Lisa.

  • Le says:

    Wow, Murkowski is not bright.

    Impeaching Trump is going to come back to bite the Congress in the butt. In the coming weeks the American people are going to see what a bunch of imbeciles they are.

    The impeachment was a distraction from the data dump, just like the Russia Hoax was a distraction from Hillaries illegal server.

    The FBI knew beforehand that Antifa was planning to infiltrate, lead and encourage rioting at the Capital. The FBI knew Trump didn’t instigate the rioting. Therefore the impeachment is illegal.


    • AK 49 says:

      Lisa is a Lier . Doesn’t care about her state or country. Biden will ruin America and she knows it and doesn’t care, and whats with the eye thing she has going, the eyes of a lier.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Virtue signaling – from the Cambridge Dictionary

    An attempt to show other people that you are a good person, for example by expressing opinions that will be acceptable to them, especially on social media. Virtue signaling is the popular modern habit of indicating that one has virtue merely by expressing disgust or favor for certain political
    Ideas or cultural happenings.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    The ultimate RINO.
    The definition of nepotism.
    Remember the Kenai River property deal – CORRUPT to the core.
    Never voted for her and I never will.
    EVERYTHING that is wrong with politics and politicians – a corrupt, amoral person that got her position and money in life through nepotism.
    Really disgusting.

  • President Dave Deplorable in Exile says:

    Email Lauren Boebert in Colorado and ask here to move here…she can be senator….
    Slurkowski is reprehensible and a liar.
    Nothing Trump said can be classified as incitement. Nothing.
    This woman is sick and doesn’t care about the people.

  • I HATE NAZI'S says:

    The ignorance of Alaska Watchmen commenters has no depth. Thank you Lisa for standing up for this great country by dong the right thing. Donald Trump is a tyrant who will end up in prison. Trumpism is nothing more than re-hashed White Nationalism, and those of you who espouse Trumpism are White Nationalists. Wear it with pride, you evil little Nazi’s, you.

    • Mudminer says:

      Oh, you so naughty with those bad words. Let’s watch in the coming months, who is acting with real bile and hate dear. I can see you now, right there with Maxine Waters, screeching,” in their face! You’re not welcome here!” Or maybe you want to persecute any or all of the White House staff who had the nazi Gaul to support the Trump agenda? Take the “mark of satan “ now. Wear it with pride as the left un-persons 80 million (at least) who have an opinion differing from yours. Have a lovely Sunday now!

    • ak 49 says:

      If you hate Nazis , then you must hate your self.

    • Marguerite H. Swartz says:

      I bet you can’t name one actual tyrant type thing President Trump did to deserve being called a tyrant. Did he have tanks come in and run over the ‘peaceful protestors’ ? Nope but that’s what a tyrant dictator would have done. Did his political adversaries die in exploding cars or did they commit suicide by stabbing themselves in the back 47 times? Nope. That’s the kind of stuff that happens when you live under a dictatorship. Did he have people drug off to detention/re-education/de-programming camps for disagreeing with him? Nope. That’s the kind of things dictators do. Maybe the reason you hate him is because one of the first things he did in office was make arresting human traffickers a priority. More kidnappers and pedos were arrested and imprisoned under his presidency than under any other president. None of the other presidents ever even mentioned it. Compare that to Bill ‘I never had sex with that woman’ and Hellery Clinton who ran and got convicted kidnapper and international child smuggler Laura Silsby out of prison.
      BTW many non-whites support President Trump. Do you class them as evil white supremest NAZIS too? Probably. You must get all your news from comedians.

  • Steve says:

    Lisa must be overwhelmed with joy that her party took the Senate.

  • Mudminer says:

    In an ultimate act of slimy nepotism, the senior Murky Cow Ski places his daughter into an unearned position. How she has kept it is a mystery to me.

  • Alaskan Mama Bear says:

    May Yah speed Sarah Palin to Lisa’s seat with no election fraud shenanigans!!!

  • Eagleoneak says:

    I don’t see a single positive comment here so it is obvious that Murkowski is a traitor. She lacks the intelligence (or is bought and paid for by the Democratic Chinese Party) to see the truth. She accepts, willingly and without investigation the mainstream media’s blaming President Trump for the capitol violence, she is incapable of seeing the TRUTH and denies the truth at every turn. She believes in throwing this nation in to turmoil and wasting time in Congress trying to, ludicrously, impeach a good President with less than a week remaining in office in lieu of trying to do something that is good and honorable to promote healing. Face of the devil, she is.