According to a new report from Fox News “the Alaska Republican Party vows to “recruit” a challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski if she runs for reelection next year, but don’t expect the Republican National Committee (RNC) or the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to join the effort against the state’s senior senator.”
Saturday the party passed a resolution censuring Murkowski for voting to impeach Trump during his second impeachment trial.
This was one of several of her votes that angered Republicans in her state.
“Among those votes, according to the resolution, are her opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, voting “present” rather than in support of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and her support this month for the confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary. Murkowski and Alaska’s other senator – Dan Sullivan – were among four Senate Republicans who voted to confirm Haaland this week as the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary,” the rpoert adds.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News in January “the RNC stays neutral in primaries for a very good reason. Because somebody has to be there to pick up the pieces of difficult primaries and help bring the party back together.”
Earlier this month, Former President Trump announced he will travel to Alaska next year to campaign against frequent critic Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Trump said in a statement to The Hill “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.”
“Her vote to advance radical left democrat Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior is yet another example of Murkowski not standing up for Alaska,” he added.