Leftist Republican Lisa Murkowski worked hard to undermine conservative and America First principles throughout her many years as an Alaskan Senator. In 2002, she was handed her Senator position by her father, Frank. Then, in 2010, it was only with large amounts of aid from far-left teacher’s unions and Native corporations that she could defeat her Tea Party opponent. In her coup de grace this year, she was one of seven Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump without any evidence or constitutional basis. The president was, of course, acquitted. However, she had already stabbed Trump in the back, as well as all of her conservative constituents who almost universally did not support impeachment.
Now, with Trump polling a full 9 points better than Murkowski in her own state of Alaska, President Trump seeks to prevent her from undermining her constituents and America ever again.
“Former President Donald Trump is making official his plans to target Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, vowing to travel to Alaska to campaign against her ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
In a statement to POLITICO on Saturday, Trump said: “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and evil Senator.”
Trump’s statement comes just days after Murkowski advanced the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to serve as interior secretary, which Trump called “yet another example of Murkowski not standing up for Alaska.”
Deb Haaland is Biden’s radical green activist appointee, so no Republican should rightly be supporting her without expecting ire from conservatives and moderates:
“Murkowski was the only Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to approve the nomination. The 63-year-old senator said she “struggled” with whether to back Haaland, saying she had to reconcile the Democrat’s past opposition to oil drilling with her heritage as a Native American, a well-represented population in Murkowski’s home state.
Trump’s political team has commissioned polling on the Alaska senator, further evidence of its interest in unseating her. The survey conducted Jan. 30-Feb 1, before Murkowski voted to convict the former president, found Murkowski with a 43 percent favorable rating in Alaska, short of Trump’s 52 percent figure. The survey was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates, a firm that worked on Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns. It was paid for by Save America, Trump’s leadership political action committee.
The president’s advisers commissioned a similar poll on Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), another Republican impeachment backer who Trump is expected to target in 2022.
Trump, who received 53 percent of Alaska’s vote in the 2020 election, has long been fixated on Murkowski. The former president called her out during his speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, along with the other Republicans who backed his impeachment and assailed her last year after she said she was “struggling” with whether to back Trump’s reelection bid.
The two also tangled over the Supreme Court, with Murkowski saying she opposed Trump, naming a replacement of the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg just before the election. The senator also voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
But Trump’s Saturday statement — along with the polling from his leadership PAC — represents a new escalation in his battle against Murkowski. It also stands in stark contrast to his support for other Republican senators up for reelection in 2022. In recent days, Trump has given his endorsements to several incumbents in generally safe seats, including Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho), Tim Scott (S.C.), Todd Young (Ind.), and John Kennedy (La.).”