The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave an impassioned speech Friday on how Alaska’s topping the list of growing infection rates for the coronavirus has strained the state in unforeseen ways, and she decried protesters comparing mask mandates to actions by the Nazis.
“We have had some just horrible, horrible confrontations in our public meetings in Anchorage,” Murkowski said. “The top of the fold in the Anchorage paper is about an assembly meeting where individuals wore yellow Stars of David to protest the mask ordinance that the Anchorage Assembly was taking up, comparing a mask mandate to the Holocaust. It’s shocking.”
“If Alaska were a country, it would be the nation with the world’s highest per capita case rate,” Murkowski said, basing her statement on data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems, Science and Engineering.
Read the full article. Earlier today Murkowski filed paperwork notifying the FEC that she intends to seek a fourth term in 2022.
Murkowski Decries Attacks on Health Care Workers as Alaska Covid Cases Spike: ‘Can We Please Show Some Kindness?’ https://t.co/ec8z1lpwCH
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 1, 2021
Senator Lisa Murkowski in the middle of an extraordinary speech on the dire effects of COVID on her state, and on attacks on health care workers who are getting spat upon
Pleas for kindness and respect, rips people in Alaska comparing a mask mandate to the Holocaust
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 1, 2021
.@lisamurkowski – “…some horrible confrontations in our public meetings in Anchorage… Assembly meeting where individuals wore yellow Stars of David to protest the mask ordinance that Anchorage assembly was taking up – comparing a mask mandate to the Holocaust. It’s shocking” pic.twitter.com/Q6HKIx7CQp
— “When Rabbis Bless Congress” (@CongressRabbi) October 1, 2021