Ready to deal this time? Alaska’s Murkowski is in the health-care spotlight. Again.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is trailed by members of the media in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday.
Lisa Murkowski walked briskly down a cavernous hallway on the first floor of the Capitol, awash in a small sea of reporters. Suddenly she paused, seemingly overcome by the pressure of the moment.
“You guys — hold,” the Republican senator from Alaska said curtly. “Give me breathing room, please. It gets a little intense. I know you guys don’t feel it, but it’s like, whoa.”
Another effort to replace the Affordable Care Act is underway, and in Washington that means one thing: Murkowski is at the center of it all — under the glare of the national spotlight and squarely on the minds of White House officials and Senate Republican leaders who are strenuously seeking her support.
That’s the way it was Wednesday, as Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La). and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C). huddled with