Sen. Murkowski wrong on claim about Aleut word for 'impossible'
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has a lot of Alaska Native support but her command of the Aleut language isn't necessarily one of her selling points.

In a speech to announce her write-in campaign, she said there was no Aleut term for "impossible." But she was wrong: the word is haangina-lix.

“It’s very clear that you can say ‘impossible,’” Gary Holton, the director of the Alaska Native Language Archive, told The New York Times . “Clearly, she wasn’t checking her facts.”

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