Alaska’s senior Senator Lisa Murkowski voted with all Democrats and six Republicans to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

The final tally of the Feb. 13 vote consisted of 43 votes not guilty and 57 guilty, which was far short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict Trump and thereby bar him from ever running for the presidency in the future.

Other Republicans who broke ranks with the party to convict Trump were Richard Burr of North Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

Following the vote, Trump issued a statement thanking his defense team and U.S. Senators who “stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.”

Trump said the trial was a “sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree.”

“This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country,” Trump said. “No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.”

He then thanked the “millions of decent, hardworking, law abiding, God-and-country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.”

The former president said he has “much to share” in the days ahead and he looks forward to “continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all our people.”

“We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future,” Trump concluded. “Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.”

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Murkowski joins Dems and 6 other Republicans in voting to convict 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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    They need to be careful about poking the man who knows ALL their dirty little secrets. Trump has been a real estate tycoon for 40 years and has rubbed elbows with the most powerful men in the world. Trump is showing mercy right now. The idiots better be careful scratching the bear. George Carlin once said “it’s a big club” well guess what. Trump is in the BILLIONARE club. These senators who traded on him are done!

    • Trumpism Is A Cancer says:

      Or in other words, if you don’t fall in line with our totalitarian and fascist ways, there will be even more violence coming your way. You make Vladimir Putin so proud.

  • Jim Scott says:

    In the blinding light of the embarrassingly obvious innocence of ANY wrongdoing of Trump regarding the Jan 6 yard party (in contrast to the summer riots OPENLY, with evidence, defended and incited by the CCP infiltraitors in the Whitehouse) that is being politically manipulated to distract from the clear danger of the Biden Administration, Lisa Murkowski can no longer be considered merely ‘principled’ in her actions of office, referencing her past transgressions toward the party and parties ideology she ‘claims’ to be partisan to. SHE, like Biden, is an ‘enemy agent’ wearing the uniform of her adversary. This is far worse than an open Democrat.

  • Peggy Murphy says:

    The people in this incredible State of Alaska should demand Murkowski’s immediate resignation for NOT upholding the constitution that upon her very own inauguration swore to uphold!!!! She was either ( paid off) which I suspect , voting for her personal gain ! She definitely has shown her “republican constituency “ she could careless about whom they voted for!
    This woman as well as Senator Sullivan have proven themselves to be COWARDS!

    • JIm swor says:

      Why is she being censored? Like the rest?

    • Thomas Brown says:

      You nailed it Peggy. Plus she’s a lawyer herself and therefore knows trump didn’t incite shit. I’m thinking Murkowski is being pressured by either the Chinese and/or the west coast liberals. The Chinese have infiltrated west coast politics, it stands to reason Alaska would also be targeted and who better suited than murkowski and Sullivan nothing else makes any sense. Throughout trumps term neither sullivan nor murkowski exhibited any support for trump. Silence speaks volumes

  • Michael C Coons says:

    So now Chucky wants to invoke the 14th Amendment, Clause 3 No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
    First off, President Trump was found NOT GUILTY of supporting insurgency. So to do so would be equal to double jeopardy under the 5th amendment. Not to mention it needs a 2/3rds vote of both Houses!
    Then McConnel advocates criminal prosecution, again, 5th Amendment protection on double jeopardy!
    I advocate this. When the Senate is next in recess and Lisa comes back to Alaska, we have a huge protest at the Federal building in Anchorage. We do this LEGALLY, PEACEFULLY, LAWFULLY AND LOUDLY! Just like we did when Mark Begich was in office!

  • G Aleution says:

    Anyone can file a Notice to Cure against anyone in an emolument receiving a stipend who has behaved unconstitutionally. The process is not placarding. Placarding is carrying a sign on a public space perhaps with a permit. An enforceable complaint is in writing state who did what where , how and why is the required process to effect immediate change. The legislature has the jurisdiction not a court. Courts are seldom the jurisdiction. If they are you will be told. Placing this written complaint requires the elected legislature to hear the issue. CC the plaintiff, governor and Congress. You can ask for urgent, expedited inquiry (investigation) how your rights were infringed include law cites if you know them and file with court clerk and lieutenant Ggovernor for immediate legislative calendaring. Your complaint should not fail if you don’t know citations. The writers of statutes are bound to know the US Constitution and ignorance is no excuse. This written procedure is HOW the Constitution works for or not for the freemen living in the fifty states of the permanent republic.

  • Steve says:

    When is the Alaska legislature going to censure Lisa Murkiness for her vote to impeach, or is she going to be allowed to slide by again. Alaska legislature should be taken to task for just ignoring and accepting Lisa’s behavior.

    • Galu Tions says:

      If they take no action when presented with a claim and notice to cure and elected officials take no action they have abandoned their duty and are now culpable themaelves of a possibly criminal offense. All elected stipend receiving public servants should take heed. Americans are becoming reacquainted with the US Constitution. Ignorance is no excuse when one takes an oath to defend the rights contained and enumerated in the Constitution..

  • Thomas Brown says:

    Yes, and when will the Ak GOP censure murkowski. Our GOP has failed us. Both our senators need to resign

  • NAV says:

    Murkowski sold her soul long ago and is as corrupt as they come

  • AK Ready for change says:

    Why isn’t anyone starting a censure petition? Why hasn’t anyone done this a long time ago?? She is not representing the people in Alaska. She represents herself and the deep state. It is time… CENSURE!

  • NAV says:

    P.S. Dan Sullivan voted to move forward with the usurping brain dead Pervert Biden instead of vetting the truth in the contested states where it is without question the voter integrity was stolen and the election was USURPED !!!

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