Dear @MittRomney @lisamurkowski

By now, you are probably processing that the GOP cannot be fixed from within.

Your political relevance & power will therefore depend on your willingness to toe the party line further & further AWAY from decency and rationality.

I agree
with you on very little, but I have a micron of faith that the prospect of spending the rest of your political years going against values & conscience, and just obstructing, rather than shaping legislation, isn’t all that appealing.

My suggestion is for you to chart a different
path.

Leave behind the GOP & go Independent, caucusing with Dems to break the filibuster & protect voting rights.

Very meaningful and valuable deals could be made to make this worthwhile.

It’s unlikely that you, Sen. Murkowski, can get re-elected without money & votes from
the left.

It’s unlikely that you, Sen. Romney, will be given any kind of power in the current GOP.

Your relevance can be derived from being deal makers, in sharp contrast to Sinema & Manchin who are trying to generate relevance out of being deal-breakers.

Please, carefully
consider your options.

There may never be a more fruitful & impactful opportunity for you to get on the right side of history.

And surely, getting out from under the clutches of McConnell holds real appeal.

Think on it.

Thx

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