RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski stunned conservatives when she voted “no” to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
But she realized it was the worst decision of her career.
Because she just got this very bad news.
Lisa Murkowski Proves She Is A RINO
Republicans scheduled a key procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh for Friday morning.
They needed 50 votes to break the Democrats filibuster and move Kavanaugh’s nomination towards a final vote.
Republicans expected everyone to be onboard.
But then pro-abortion RINO Lisa Murkowski voted “no.”
Although Republicans ended up breaking the filibuster on a 51-49 vote, her vote threw the nomination into chaos for hours.
Murkowski tried to explain her betrayal.
She cited the Democrats smear campaign and Kavanaugh fighting back during his testimony as to why she could not support him.
“I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man. He’s clearly a learned judge, but in my conscience, because that’s how I have to vote at the end of the day, with my conscience, I could not conclude that he is the right person for the court at this time,” Murkowski said in a floor speech.
Donald Trump Blasts Murkowski
Donald Trump did not take Murkowski’s backstabbing lightly.
He blasted her vote in a phone interview with The Washington Post.
The Post reported:
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 also noted that her betrayal could cost her the re-election in 2022.
The Post also reported:
Murkowski voted “no” Friday on a procedural vote to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination and opposed his confirmation on Saturday. But she then asked to withdraw her “no” vote as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who missed the vote because of his daughter’s wedding. The practice, called a “pair between senators,” is so that the vote margin would be the same had Daines, who planned to vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, been there.
Trump spoke at length in the interview about Murkowski’s opposition to Kavanaugh and predicted dire political fallout for her in Alaska.
“She doesn’t run for four years,” he said. “She’s lucky.”
A Possible Primary Challenger Emerges
Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin rocked Washington when she tweeted that she might run against Murkowski in 2022.
Hey @LisaMurkowski — I can see 2022 from my house…”
The Post also reported:
Asked whether Palin might mount a credible GOP primary challenge, Trump said, “I don’t know anything about that. It’s four years. That’s a long time. But they will not forget. They will never forget. What she did was unacceptable. Really unacceptable.”
Pundits believe Murkowski could survive.
Tea Party candidate Joe Miller defeated Murkowski in the 2010 primary.
But Murkowski won as an independent with a write-in campaign.
However, establishment Republicans had backed her campaign.
If she loses the primary in 2022, she will not receive the Republican support like she did in 2010.
Her write-in campaign would be doomed from the start.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.