Murkowski condemns Trump for ‘offensive’ remark

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski Friday condemned President Trump for a vulgar term he reportedly used in the White House a day earlier, referring to countries in Africa and elsewhere. Murkowski issued a statement saying what the president said in a disucssion about immigration “is offensive and doesn’t reflect who we are as a country.” She suggested moving quickly to resolve the status of “Dreamers” – undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children – “in a way that truly reflects our values.”

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Sen. Dan Sullivan issued a statement prasing the contributions of immigrants. His statement does not mention the remarks of the president.

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Liz Ruskin covers Alaska issues in Washington as the network's D.C. correspondent. She was born in Anchorage and is a West High grad. She has degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. She previously worked at the Homer News, the Anchorage Daily News and the Washington bureau of McClatchy Newspapers. She also freelanced for several years from the U.K. and Japan, in print and radio. Liz has been APRN’s Washington, D.C. correspondent since October 2013. She welcomes your news tips at lruskin (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  | About Liz