Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was just censored by the Alaska Republican Party after voting last month to indict former President Donald Trump.
Murkowski gets bad news
The Alaska GOP also announced plans to “recruit” a primary challenger if Murkowski runs for re-election, but the Republican National Committee (RNC) and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) will not help them if they go through with this.
Ronna McDaniel, leader of the National Party, told Fox News back in January that “the RNC remains neutral in the primaries for very good reasons. Because someone has to be there to pick up the difficult primaries and bring the party back together. ”
After Murkowski was censored, an RNC official said twice that the party committee would remain neutral on the Republican primary.
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Murkowski censored by the Alaska Republican Party
On Saturday, the Republican Party of Alaska passed a resolution officially censoring Murkowski for her impeachment vote, as well as several other voices that upset Republicans in Alaska.
The resolution states that those other votes included their opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, which voted “in attendance” rather than in support of Supreme Court confirmation, Brett Kavanaugh, and their support for confirmation by Rep. Deb Haaland as Home Secretary earlier this month.
The resolution added that Murkowski “has repeatedly spoken critically of President Trump during his term in office” and that “the Alaska Republican Party hereby separates from Sen. Murkowski’s vote of conviction against President Trump”.
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It then said that “the party will hereby recruit a major Republican opponent to oppose Sen. Murkowski and forbid him from being a candidate in a Republican elementary school to the extent permitted by law.”
Trump to the campaign against Murkowski
This comes days after Trump promised to fight Murkowski next year if she decides to run.
“She represents her state badly and her country even worse. 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, “Trump said.
Related: Trump promises to fight Lisa Murkowski in 2022
This piece was written by James Samson on March 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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