Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was the only Senate Republican who voted to advance the voting rights bill.
In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski shared the following message:
“When we reflect on what matters to us as Americans—things like equality, freedom, justice—it’s hard to forget the remarkable leaders who fought to secure these rights in the ongoing quest toward a more perfect union.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to Civil Rights and leading with kindness changed the course of history. His mission and dream still serve as guiding light for our nation today.
“We can all learn something from Dr. King. His resilience brought power to his cause. His dedication to the path of freedom—and avoidance of bitterness and hatred along the way. His dreaming, which inspired millions.
“As I work alongside my colleagues in the Senate, I’m mindful of Dr. King’s quote: ‘We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.’ Despite our differences, building understanding and listening, with respect and being good and kind Americans to one another—is the strongest answer.
“Together, let’s all use today as a day of service and reflection. Thank you, and be well.”