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Tshibaka: Haaland proving that Murkowski showed “gross disregard” for Alaska workers

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has effectively halted new oil drilling and exploration in Alaska and is even unable to admit that gas prices are too high, according to her testimony before a Senate committee this week. Haaland has led President Joe Biden’s anti-Alaska energy agenda ever since Sen. Lisa Murkowski cast the tie-breaking vote to advance her nomination to final confirmation.

Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today issued the following statement:

“Lisa Murkowski’s vote for Deb Haaland was not simply a one-time mistake, rather, it was a colossal error in judgment that is hammering Alaska over and over again. Murkowski admitted publicly that it was likely that Haaland would be harmful to Alaska as secretary, but she cast that vote anyway. Haaland’s sustained assault on Alaska’s resource industries proves that Murkowski showed gross disregard for the jobs of Alaska workers and our entire state economy.

“Haaland and Biden have targeted Alaska like no other state. The Biden Administration has launched 24 executive actions directed against the people of Alaska, many of them coming from Haaland. The fact that Haaland even refuses to admit that gas prices are too high shows that this has been her plan all along.

“Lisa Murkowski knew all of this, just like anyone with a pulse knew it, yet she still cast the vote that continues to crush Alaska workers and families to this day. When I’m the next senator from Alaska, I will always vote for the best interests of Alaskans, and not for the Washington, D.C. insiders who write fat campaign checks.”



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