It has been pointed out that Mitt Romney did not fear Trump’s wrath for his vote to convict for the reasons that he’s more popular in his state than Trump is and he’s not coming up for reelection for another few years. The same could be said about Lisa Murkowski as well. However, she didn’t vote to convict. Perhaps this explains why.
Thank you to @USDOT & @SecElaineChao for allocating a $20M Port Infrastructure Development Program grant to the Port of Alaska to help offset the 1st phase costs of the Port’s desperately-needed modernization program, enabling safe, cost-effective, & reliable Port operations.
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) February 12, 2020
There are a lot of stories in the news lately about the Trump campaign buying votes. Maybe this is one more of them. Food for thought, in any event. McConnell knows how to keep his caucus in line. He’s found dark money for Susan Collins and it looks like he’s got his wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on board to show Murkowski who butters her bread.