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Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:09 AM

Trump administration signals that Murkowskis health care vote could have energy repercussions

Source: Alaska Dispatch News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn't going to just let Sen. Lisa Murkowski's no vote on Tuesday's health care motion go.
Early Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to express displeasure with Murkowski's vote. By that afternoon, each of Alaska's two Republican senators had received a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting them know the vote had put Alaska's future with the administration in jeopardy.



Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-administration-signals-that-murkowskis-health-care-vote-could-have-energy-repercussions-for-alaska/



This is extortion.

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Reply Trump administration signals that Murkowskis health care vote could have energy repercussions (Original post)
videohead5 Jul 2017 OP
dalton99a Jul 2017 #1
Pachamama Jul 2017 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 2017 #6
eppur_se_muova Jul 2017 #2
dchill Jul 2017 #3
iluvtennis Jul 2017 #8
rpannier Jul 2017 #4
riversedge Jul 2017 #14
rpannier Jul 2017 #23
dweller Jul 2017 #7
ProudLib72 Jul 2017 #9
dweller Jul 2017 #15
MiniMe Jul 2017 #17
dweller Jul 2017 #18
rpannier Jul 2017 #24
SergeStorms Jul 2017 #10
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2017 #11
cbreezen Jul 2017 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Jul 2017 #13
truthisfreedom Jul 2017 #16
raven mad Jul 2017 #19
workinclasszero Jul 2017 #20
halobeam Jul 2017 #21
barbtries Jul 2017 #22
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2017 #25
RKP5637 Jul 2017 #26
SpankMe Jul 2017 #27
Gothmog Jul 2017 #28

Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:19 AM

1. He'll give Alaska back to Russia

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:36 AM

5. Isn't that Putins biggest wish list item?

Comrade Trumpsky's wants to really really make his sugar Vladdy happy!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:52 AM

6. Emphasis on the word "give"

He wouldn't get shit for it. From Putin's standpoint, it's "Art of the Steal"

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:19 AM

2. It's the thug administration. nt

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:24 AM

3. Leadership by threat.

Classy, Doucheman!

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:11 AM

8. Yep, what happened to his campaign claim of "I'm the best negotiator". GAH

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:30 AM

4. It's not that atypical for American politics

It's just that the Squatter in the White House won't follow through on his threat

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:33 AM

14. I think it is unusual for a Trump Cabinet head Ryan Zinke to be calling Both Senators after a vote-

It was a threat pure and simple. Did Obama Administrators do this??



https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-administration-signals-that-murkowskis-health-care-vote-could-have-energy-repercussions-for-alaska/

Trump administration signals that Murkowski’s health care vote could have energy repercussions for Alaska





pencil Author: Erica Martinson clock Updated: 0 minute ago calendar Published 1 hour ago

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 26, 2017. Murkowski was one of seven Republicans who on Wednesday rejected a measure repealing major parts of the Affordable Care Act without replacement; the 45-55 defeat signaled that a “clean repeal” bill cannot get through Congress. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

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Murkowski chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and has used the position to drive home Alaska priorities, particularly with Interior nominees. She oversees the confirmation process for the Interior Department.

On Wednesday, a committee hearing on nominations to the Interior and Energy departments was postponed indefinitely. A reason was not posted.

For her part, Murkowski said Tuesday that she was not deeply concerned about pushback from Alaska Republicans about her vote.

"I base my votes on what I believe is in Alaska's best interest," she said. "So I know that there are those who wish that I would be more in line with following the party platform, but I don't think it should come as any surprise that there have been occasions that I have not followed the lead of the party."

[Analysis: Presidential pressure hasn't swayed Lisa Murkowski]

Trump has shown a willingness to go after members of his own party when they go against his preferred agenda — an unusual presidential tactic.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 06:01 AM

23. While that may be unusual

It's still fairly common, though it's usually done through the Chief of Staff or another member of the administration, as opposed to a cabinet head
I would point out from the stories that were bandied about DC from 09-11, Rahm did some aggressive cajoling and more

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:06 AM

7. perhaps Murkowski should introduce

an article of impeachment back at his ass...

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Response to dweller (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:14 AM

9. If Obama had pulled this crap

Do you think the repukes would have had trouble impeaching him?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:36 AM

15. yes, they would have had trouble as

he did nothing to bring impeachable offenses against him... they would have blustered and bloviated much like they do today, and accomplished nothing ... again, like they do today, pompous twits that they are...

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Response to dweller (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:42 AM

17. Impeachment comes from the House, not the Senate

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:58 AM

18. so be it

perhaps her support there ...

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Response to dweller (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 06:04 AM

24. Don't think she can

I think that has to originate in the house

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:25 AM

10. Threatening Senators.........

and the human beings they represent, with retribution is a VERY classy thing to do, Twitler.

Who does this doorknob think he is? Apparently he thinks he's been elected dictator for life, or something. What a turd. A turd with a ridiculous comb-over and an orange spray-on tan.

I really DO hate that S.O.B.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:26 AM

11. Did he go after Susan Collins? She has been very vocal and strong.

He gives new meaning to bully pulpit.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:29 AM

12. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Stick to your principles, Senator Murkowski. You will be justly rewarded.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:30 AM

13. K&R nt

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:39 AM

16. Alaska should threaten to refuse to provide energy to the mainland if 45 doesn't

back off.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:59 AM

19. ROFLMFAO TWICE!!!!

He can't touch her here. Big Oil and the Repukes (the entire state, almost) will laugh sTrumpet's ass off of the bus - and into the food chain.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 03:36 AM

20. Blackmail and threats

 

Trump is a thug.

America is being systematically stripped of it's wealth by his crime family.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 05:37 AM

21. Everyday it's something horrible with this admin.! n/t

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 05:58 AM

22. that's worse than obstruction of justice

that's obstruction of democracy! WHAT THE MOTHERFUCKING FUCK?!

this cannot go on. have they fully accomplished their destruction of the USA?

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 08:50 AM

25. That''s a nice state you got there, Senator, ...

... it'd be a shame something should happen to it.

Capiche?

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 08:55 AM

26. As the sociopathic dictator tightens his grip. Is it legal to pull shit like this, threatening states

like this and senators. IMO, this ass in the WH crosses the line multiple times, over and over.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 09:56 AM

27. ...And the asshole administration continues. n/t

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:01 PM

28. It is truly stupid to threaten a US Senator

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