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Alaska Sen. Murkowski Chides Colleagues for Snow-Related No-Show

By    |   Friday, 06 March 2015 07:13 AM

A little — or a lot — of snow isn’t about to keep Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski home from her job representing the people of The Last Frontier in Washington, D.C.

Murkowski poked fun at her Senate colleagues, most of whom stayed home after federal offices were closed because the weather forecast called for 8 inches of snow.

In a video posted on Murkowski’s Facebook page, Alaska’s senior senator is standing in an empty hallway in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

"It is Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C.," she says. "2:48 in the afternoon.

"I’m here in the Dirksen Senate Building and these are all offices of members, staff, committees, and there’s nobody here."

The caption posted below the video reads: "While most of the Senate is closed due to weather here on a Thursday afternoon, I've held a hearing on the Arctic, worked with Alaskans who are in town, and am having a very productive day!"

According to The Hill, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Murkowski, was the only hearing not canceled Thursday.

It was not Murkowski’s first jab at elected officials who stay home from work because of snow, according to The Hill, which reports that on a snowy day in February, Murkowski took to Instagram to post a picture of her office staff with the caption: "While the federal government is closed for what D.C. considers a lot of snow, my team is in the office, hard at work for Alaskans!"

She received 205 likes on her Facebook page for Thursday’s video, and mostly supportive comments, such as one from an Alaskan named Chris Miller.

"Alaskan way of life...you cant let a little snow stop ya!"

Watch the video below.

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