Thanks to Senator Lisa Murkowski for her “no” vote against bringing the unspecified health care bill to the floor of the Senate. It was more important than simply a vote against bringing a miserable bill to the floor. It was important as a stand against the president, Donald Trump. She will be remembered kindly by lots of voters, including those like me who have not supported her in the past. She has made a powerful enemy in the president, but then that speaks well for her. She joins a growing number of Republicans who Trump has turned on for their audacity to hold a contrary opinion.
I hope future generations can look back and see the Trump years as an aberration, a joke that our democracy survived. I hope they don’t look back and see the 2016 election as the time America’s democracy caught the cold that led to pneumonia. Daily I am astounded and disgusted with this president’s disrespect for what really made America great.
I only hope the judicial and legislative branches will do their duty to check the president’s reckless behavior. We citizens should tell our congressional representatives what we expect from them.