🚨🚨MURKOWSKI to @pkcapitol about mattis piece: “I was really thankful. I thought Gen Mattis’ words were true and honest and necessary and overdue.”— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 4, 2020
She says she’s “struggling” over whether she can support trump.
“It’s bullshit the way people grandstand for cameras in here,” [Sen. Ben] Sasse[R-NE] told the committee. “The reality is if we didn’t have cameras in this room, the discussion would be different. The Senate doesn’t work. It doesn’t diffuse the partisan tensions that are leading the country toward dissolution.”
“Ninety percent of our committees are about people trolling for soundbites,” the senator added. “That’s what actually happens. Some of us have other work to do. People can troll for soundbites whenever they want.”
Helmets peaking over the trenchline, waiting to get shot off? Or the first two striding into no-man's land with a white flag and offering a Christmas truce?
“Perhaps we're getting to the 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,” Murkowski tells us.— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) June 4, 2020