Howard Dean: Murkowski should leave GOP and become a Dem
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Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is inviting Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe Hill's Morning Report: Dems have a majority in the Senate (this week) Senate gets to work in August — but many don’t show up Trump nominee won't say if he supports funding agency he was selected to run MORE (R-Alaska) to become a Democrat, saying that she would be “welcomed” as a moderate member of the party.

“What has Trump ever done for Alaska?” he added in a tweet early Thursday.

President Trump attacked the Republican senator for not voting in favor of the Senate GOP's healthcare measures earlier this week.


“Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Murkowski was one of two Republicans who voted against a procedural measure to debate the healthcare bill and also voted against a key proposal in repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

She later fired back at Trump’s comments, saying that she is focused on governing rather than worrying about reelection.

"We're here to govern. We're here to legislate. We're here to represent the people that sent us here," she said.