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GOP’s Murkowski praises Mattis’s ‘honest and overdue’ Trump criticism — and suggests she won’t back his 2020 campaign

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Senator Lisa Murkowski. (Arctic Circle/Flickr)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Thursday praised former Defense Secretary James Mattis for speaking out against President Donald Trump, and then suggested she may not back his 2020 reelection campaign.

As reported by Politico’s Andrew Desiderio, Murkowski described Mattis’s statement denouncing the president as “true, honest, necessary and overdue.”

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“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 added.

The senator said that she was still “struggling” over whether to support Trump’s reelection campaign, despite the fact that she seemingly endorsed Mattis’s claim that the president was a danger to the future of American democracy.

Murkowski has frequently defied her party on important votes, most notably her vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act and against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Despite this, she nonetheless voted to acquit the president on impeachment articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress earlier this year.

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Trump ‘will not implement those policies’ he promises: Ex-Homeland Security official tells evangelical voters

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Former Homeland Security official Elizabeth Neumann notoriously resigned from her position after she witnessed political decisions being made about the COVID-19 pandemic over scientific ones.

After the announcement that former official Miles Taylor was the "Anonymous" author behind the New York Times op-ed and the book attacking President Donald Trump, Neumann said she wasn't aware that "Anonymous" was Taylor. However, she said that the one thing they both have in common is their mutual focus on "the truth" that she said the American people deserve to know.

Like Taylor, Neumann explained that the "adults" in the White House are largely gone and that there are few left willing to stand up to Trump.

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WATCH: Author explains why Trump is betraying his position and the oath of office

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During a segment of MSNBC's Deadline White House with Nicolle Wallace Wednesday, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and author David Rothkopf called President Donald J. Trump a "traitor."

"Well, the thesis is that, you know, Donald Trump is a lot of things. H

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Ted Cruz scrambles to atone for saying nice things about Joe Biden

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Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was ranting and raving like a wild man today, which is most certainly not news. But the backstory is hilarious.

Cruz was inconsolable Wednesday about Twitter’s decision to apply its policies against the spread of hacked materials to New York Post reporting that was based on hacked materials. At issue was the Post’s earnest attempt to invent an October surprise with the “bombshell” that Hunter Biden and the Biden family are responsible for all of the world’s corruption and pedophilia for the past 30 years. Or something of the sort.

While the Post stories might be traceable to reliable sources in the Kremlin, normal people in the media--including some at Fox News--have not been able to confirm the authenticity of whatever might or might not exist on a personal laptop left in a repair shop. As if it all weren’t sleazy enough, the obvious instigator was Rudy Guiliani, who had apparently picked up some information while running a political errand to Ukraine.

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