The Alaska GOP passed a resolution declaring the censuring of Lisa Murkowski, promising to recruit and support a challenger to replace her. Murkowski voted against former President Trump during his second impeachment trial in February, the latest in her years of left-wing votes.
“There are numerous issues we have with Senator Murkowski, one being her conviction vote of former President Donald Trump,” said Kris Warren, the author of the resolution.
Murkowski also voted with Democrats on the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, agreeing with the baseless allegations of sexual assault not supported by any evidence. The Alaska Senator has recently asked for Trump supporters to be purged from the Republican party.
“She routinely spoke out against Trump in spite of all his wonderful accomplishments that helped the nation and certainly helped Alaska,” Warren said.
Conservative leader Sarah Palin has said she would consider challenging Murkowski after the latter dismissed Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Palin would be a formidable candidate, and would outpoll Murkowski as soon as she gets into the race, having previously been an Alaskan Governor before being nominated for VP in 2008.
Murkowski is facing reelection in 2022, giving the GOP an opportunity to gain a Senate seat held by a liberal establishment candidate. Murkowski previously lost her primary election to Joe Miller back in 2010, but stayed in office through a campaign as a write-in candidate.