By Riley Rogerson
Anchorage Daily News 

Murkowski says of Trump indictment: Former president 'played a key role' in riot


August 9, 2023

After Donald Trump was indicted on four criminal charges, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the former president “played a key role in instigating” the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Murkowski is an outspoken Trump critic and was one of seven Republican senators who voted in 2021 to convict the impeached former president for inciting an insurrection.

The senator said in an Aug. 2 statement that her 2021 vote was “based on clear evidence that he attempted to overturn the 2020 election after losing it.”

”Additional evidence presented since then, including by the January 6 commission, ha...

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