Former President Donald Trump spoke out on Saturday that he would fight Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) when she is up for re-election in 2022.
Trump promises campaign against Murkowski
“Under no circumstances will I support the failed candidate from the large state of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a statement from Politico.
“She represents her state badly and her country even worse,” he added. “I don’t know where other people will be next year, but I know where I’ll be – in Alaska, where I’m fighting a disloyal and very bad senator.”
“Your vote to promote radical left Democrat Deb Haaland to Secretary of the Interior is another example of Murkowski not advocating Alaska,” Trump continued, referring to the fact that Murkowski was in favor of confirming the candidate for Interior Secretary Joe Biden had voted.
Murkowski was one of seven Republican senators who voted against Trump in his second impeachment last month.
See also: Manchin and Murkowski Solid for the President in the Senate impeachment vote
John Barrasso is with Murkowski
After Trump promised to fight Murkowski, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke out in support of their support, according to Newsweek.
“When it comes to Alaska, I always want to make sure we nominate someone who can win in November,” Barrasso said.
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“Lisa Murkowski knows Alaska better than anyone. And she’s an incredible fighter for American energy, ”he added. “She did not announce whether she would run again at all. If she does, I will support her. “
WATCH: @SenJohnBarrasso says he supports the re-election of Senator Lisa Murkowski and MP Liz Cheney despite the former president. Trump’s opposition. #MTP
Barrasso: “Regarding Liz Cheney … I support her, I disagree with her on the impeachment issue.” pic.twitter.com/CKUF5k8XSg
– Meet the press (@MeetThePress) March 7, 2021
Senate minority chairman Mitch McConnell also said he would “absolutely” support Murkowski, despite what Trump had to say.
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Murkowski turns on Trump
Murkowski quickly turned Trump on after the riots in the Capitol in January.
On Riots Day, President Trump’s words sparked violence that resulted in the injury and death of Americans – including a Capitol police officer – the desecration of the Capitol and briefly undermined the government’s ability to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, “Murkowski said at the time .
“Such unlawful acts cannot be without consequence and the House has reacted quickly and I believe, appropriately, with impeachment,” she added.
This piece was written by James Samson on March 7th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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