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Oh Lisa? They don’t want you ...

Oh Lisa? They don't want you ...

by digby

Alaska has an Independent Governor. Lisa Murkowski might have to become one too:

Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its state central committee to consider.

Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock says the committee could decide to issue a statement. Or he says it could withdraw support of Murkowski, encourage party officials to look for a replacement and ask that she not seek re-election as a Republican.

He says the party took that more extreme step previously with state legislators who caucused with Democrats.

He says all this follows outrage from Alaska Republicans.


Well, one Republicans says it's all over for her:

President Trump predicted Saturday that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) “will never recover” politically for her vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh as he celebrated his nominee’s ascension following an extraordinarily brutal confirmation process.

In a brief telephone interview with The Washington Post, Trump said voters in Alaska “will never forgive” Murkowski for voting against confirming Kavanaugh, and he forecast her defeat in a Republican primary should she run for reelection in 2022.

“I think she will never recover from this,” Trump said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.”


Trump is an idiot so he knows nothing. And the locals seem to have forgotten that she won her last election in a write-in vote against the Republican candidate. Alaska voters wanted her so much that they learned how to spell Murkowski right so their votes would all count.

These Alaskans are very, very dumb. She could decide to caucus with the Democrats and could still win. I don't doubt that Mitch got on the horn the minute he heard this.

By the way, Sarah Palin is threatening to run against her in 2022 over the Kavanaugh vote. But she'll quit before it ever gets started.