By Lauren Fox, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with many of her Republican colleagues Thursday, applauding an op-ed by General James Mattis that condemned President Donald Trump’s actions this week.
“When I saw General Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowksi said on Capitol Hill. . .
“I was really thankful. I thought General Mattis’ words were true, and honest and necessary and overdue,” Murkowski said. “And, I have been struggling for the right words, and I was encouraged a couple of nights ago when I was able to read what President Bush had written. And I found that to be empowering for me as one leader.”
Murkowski . . . told reporters Thursday that she was still “struggling” with a decision about whether she would support Trump in November. (Read more about Lisa Murkowski and her criticism of the President HERE)
President Trump Hammers Lisa Murkowski After Joe Miller Tweets @realDonaldTrump
By News Editor. Maybe it was coincidence, maybe not. But shortly after Joe Miller called on President Trump “to call out corrupt Lisa Murkowski,” he did: