SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI STATEMENT ON THE SEN. TED STEVENS VERDICT
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today made the following statement regarding the conviction of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska:
"Given today's verdict, it's a sad day indeed for Sen. Stevens and his family as well as for Alaska. Ted Stevens is an honorable, hard-working Alaskan who has served our state well for as long as we have been a state. It was clear that the prosecution blundered in several instances. Given these gaffes, which raised the ire of U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on several occasions, Sen. Stevens has announced that he will appeal the verdict. I look forward to having justice served.
"Ted has asked for Alaskans and his Senate colleagues to stand with him as he pursues his legal rights. He stood with Alaskans for 40 years, and I plan to continue to stand with him."