A comment made by Senator Lisa Murkowski to gun control advocate David Hogg raised a red flag for candidate Kelly Tshibaka, who said Murkowski changes his gun story depending on the audience with whom she speaks.
Ten Republicans have reached a deal with Democrats to begin undermining the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms. The proposed legislation is in response to criminal attacks, such as the one in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed scores of students at an elementary school while law enforcement waited outside and refused to help. ‘assistance.
Although Murkowski isn’t one of the 10, she’s on tape talking about gun control with one of the nation’s most outspoken activists, Harvard student who went to high school Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, where a mass shooting took place in 2018.
“You’re looking for some initial steps, I totally understand that, and I think in Congress we need some steps here,” Murkowski told Hogg. “OKAY?”
Murkowski continued, “We have work to do” and described how a number of Alaskans were on their way to the nation’s capital to “engage.”
Hogg went on to talk about racism.
“We can’t say it’s so complicated that we can’t do anything,” Murkowski said, describing gun violence as a multidimensional problem. “We couldn’t move forward, we just say to ourselves ‘oh, this is too hard’…”
Republican candidate for the Alaska United States Senate, Kelly Tshibaka, today issued the following statement regarding the recording of Murkowski and Hogg:
“It’s bad enough that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell blessed negotiations with Democrats over constitutional rights they can legislate away, but now our U.S. Senator from Alaska is telling anti- weapons that she is open to their requests.The legal possession of firearms under the 2nd Amendment is central to our identity as Alaskans, as we use it to provide food for our families and to self-defense. We need to address the root causes of violent attacks, such as sanity, rather than blaming inanimate objects. This cannot be understated: leftists are coming for our weapons and after more than 20 years in the Senate, Lisa Murkowski pledged to help them.