Murkowski Calls Mattis’ Statement on Trump ‘Necessary and Overdue’

Republican senators are praising former Defense Secretary James Mattis for his scathing comments on President Donald Trump’s response to the protests that have sprung up in the wake of George Floyd’s death. 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) praised Mattis’ for his statement. Speaking to a reporter from The Washington Post on Thursday, she said, “I thought General Mattis’s words were true and honest and necessary and overdue.”

She continued, “When I saw Gen. Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we’re getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns we might hold internally and have the courage of our convictions and speak up.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) also praised Mattis, as he said, “General Mattis’ letter was stunning and powerful. General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him.”

On Wednesday night, Mattis broke his silence regarding Trump and blasted the president’s response to the protests, as IJR reported

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try,” Mattis wrote in his statement. 

He continued, “We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Park. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s ‘better angels,’ and listen to them, as we work to unite.”

On Monday, protesters at the White House were driven back by National Guard troops and law enforcement officers. That move cleared the way for Trump to walk to the historic St. John’s Church, where he posed for a picture.

The scattering of the protesters has received criticism from Republicans and Democrats, as IJR reported.

When asked if Murkowski would vote for Trump in the 2020 presidential election, she said, “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.”

Murkowski has a history of being willing to buck Trump, in 2016, Murkowski announced that she would not vote for Trump in election after the infamous Access Hollywood tape came out.

In a tweet, she said, “I cannot and will not support Donald Trump for president. He has forfeited the right to be our party’s nominee.”

While Murkowski has not been afraid to distance herself from Trump in the past, she voted against both articles of impeachment earlier this year, as IJR reported.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Murkowski called Trump’s actions “shameful and wrong,” but said they were not impeachable. 

Responses

  1. What’s a RINO? A politician who doesn’t suck off Trump at every turn? It makes sense that Murkowski is the first senator to turn on him; it takes a Republican woman to grow a pair of balls.

  2. Where was Mattis when Obama fired him? Obama started the war on police with Trayvon Martin. Obama started the division. Listening to RINOs doesn’t sway anyone.

  3. So, the RINOs criticize the President. Do they think THAT will unite Americans or divide them more? Perhaps they should think about that. They have been dividing America by criticizing the President throughout his Presidency. Romney is a sore loser. He lost to Obama and saw that as a betrayal by Republicans. So, now he votes with the Democrats, just as McCain did, another sore loser. Murkowsky is afraid of losing her seat, so she has to appease Democrats. Sad little RINOs.

    1. After seeing the topic’s headline, I fully expected to see the term RINO employed in the comment.

      Chuck and Bernadette did not disappoint, good little propagandists that they are.

  4. Does anyone believe what Murkowsky and Romney say? Amazing if you do. Romney is the one who, off mike or so he thought, said the Government should take away Social Security because it is a handout. Even though it is paid for by the individuals who receive it and their employers. Murkowsky never has much to say good except when it comes to socialism.

    Has anyone noticed that since President Trump ordered troops into cities the violence has been reduced to almost nothing? I’d say he was once again successful in his actions. The never Trumpers and Demoncratic party goals are only meant to murder defenseless babies and let anarchism reign. What heroes.

  5. Sorry your feelings were hurt General, just not use to taking orders ?

  6. And Murkowski is unnecessary and she is overdue to leave…………Can’t someone primary her??

  7. Murkowski as well as Romney are both RINOs. Mattis managed to appear petty – like a 4 yr old throwing a tantrum

  8. Lisa has spent too much time in the vast wilderness in Alaska. She needs to be replaced with someone who truly knows the people she claims to represent. She prefers to pander to the radical left. Useless

    1. I lived in Alaska for a while. What surprises me is that no one I met liked her or agreed with her politics, but they keep electing her. Can you spell masochism.

  9. Alaska you have got to get rid of that bltch. There is nothing conservative or republican about her.

  10. More WONDERFUL news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Even some Repukelicans have their limits on Bunker Baby’s power whoring,
    Anti- America, Anti-Constitution, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Rule Of Law
    FASCISM

      1. Mark : I do believe you are the absolute stupidest person I have ever encountered.
        Liberalism and Fascism are absolutely opposed to each other.

        1. Well Joan. I beg to differ. You are the stupidest person that I have ever encountered. Your language and continuing hate are pathetic. You obviously have no self respect. And offer little that is intelligent. And it would appear you aren’t well liked. Hate to break that to you. No I don’t.

          1. Yet YOU keep reading and commenting meaning you are double minded thus unstable in all your ways.
            In present day parlance you are schizophrenic.

        2. No, Mark isn’t stupid. That honor goes to you and all your demonrat/communist/fascist party. Liberalism and fascism are bosom buddies johnny the asshole. Again you lie.

        3. We folks with common sense know better. You kooks on the left are the suckers. Just ask the Jim Jones followers who are alive

          1. Newsflash Mark :
            Jim Jones ended up a right wing, fascist control freak.
            Like your god-idol Bunker Baby trumpuke.
            Assholes like you LOVE Bunker Baby’s koolaid

    1. John, I’ll challenge you. Name the “Anti- America, Anti-Constitution, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Rule Of Law FASCISM” things President Trump has done. Everyone knows he likes power as every politician does, so that is a mute point.

      1. It’s a moot point Ray.
        Like giving facts to a trumpukelican is a complete
        waste of time as you will reject them or deny them.
        It’s a moot point.

          1. Of course a complete asshole like you would think and say so Ray.
            amf

          1. Of course you are referring to tumpukers,
            the biggest suckers in history, Mark

            Only a totally bereft of intelligence group of idiots, imbeciles,
            and morons would adore, believe, idolize, and trust the most
            complete fraud in history : Bunker Baby trumpukeisanabortion.

        1. The Commiecrats have been screwing the minority since its inception. SUCKERS

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