Murkowski: McConnell "Did Not Work" Me
Sen. Murkowski corrects inaccurate stories about her being nudged by the Senate Minority Leader, calls voting against the spending bill "bad policy" and accuses Democrats of playing "political football" with the 9-11 bill.
Really just a few topics on Alaska's View From The Hill this week, as Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska-R) was pulled from the interview early to vote for the START missile treaty.
Felling: Press accounts suggest that the Republicans lined up to kill the spending bill. What happened there?
Sen. Murkowski: There was a suggestion in the press that somehow or another all of the Republicans had agreed they would not support the omnibus. That is not an accurate statement.... He did not work the phones with this Senator.
Felling: Is there any way that the 9/11 first responders were being used as political pawns?
Sen. Murkowski: You hate to think that our first responders or any of our constituents became a political football, but towards the end this did become a bit of football going back and forth.