REPORT: GOP Senator Murkowski breaks with Trump, calls for shutdown’s end

JANUARY 9, 2019

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on Tuesday called for an end to the current government shutdown, breaking with President Trump, who has said the government shouldn’t reopen until Congress approves funding for a wall along the southern border.

Murkowski told reporters that there are parts of the government that can reopen that “don’t have anything to do with border security.”

“The operations of the Department of Interior and the National Park Service or the operations of the IRS and whether or not tax refunds go out don’t have anything to do with border security,” she said.

The article goes on to state the following:

“So let’s bifurcate these issues,” Murkowski continued. “Let’s set them aside. Let’s allow for the operations, these governmental functions in these six other departments, allow for them to continue.”

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  1. Vickie Riggins January 9th, 2019 at 8:02 am

    These people sicken me. If history tells us anythg, we will NOT get a wall no matter what the GOP agrees to. The Dems are the Temper Tantrum kings/queens!!


  2. Kathy January 9th, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I say close the entire government down you will get your money. That women has done nothing for Trump so break away. Goodbye


  3. Jasmin January 9th, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    You do remember when Murkowski and Collins both gave us trouble with Kavenaugh


  4. Carl Norman January 10th, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    LISA MURKOWSKI DOES NOT REPRESENT ALASKANS!!! She was appointed by her father not elected


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