Lisa Murkowski Could Get Big Name Primary Challenger In Reelection Bid
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Other than the treacherous Susan Collins there are few Republican anti-Trump senators who have been a bigger impediment to progress than Alaska's Lisa Murkowski.
Murkowski has been a constant thorn in President Trump's side on everything from the bogus impeachment to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and is now threatening to undermine the vote on RBG's replacement.
Now she just may have earned herself a high-profile challenger in her upcoming race for reelection - former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
In an Instagram video this week, Palin sent a warning shot whistling the bow of the RINO Murkowski suggesting that she may run against her in 2022 as well as tweeting that "I can see 2022 from my house..."
The remark is a reference to the 2008 comment from John McCain's running mate that she could practically see Russia from her house, a line that led to merciless mockery and scorn from the haughty celebrity cultural elite.
Despite McCain's loss to Barack Obama, Palin has national name recognition and star power and would certainly be able to raise boatloads of money if she decided to run against Murkowski.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski for refusing to back a nominee to the Supreme Court before the 2020 election.
Palin posted a video to her Instagram account on Thursday addressed to Murkowski. In it, Palin is standing in front of her home in Alaska and says that she can “see 2022” from her house, a reference to when Murkowski is next up for reelection.
“Lisa Murkowski, this is my house,” Palin begins. “I’m willing to give it up … for the greater good of this country and this great state.”
Palin tells Murkowski to “walk back” her position that the winner of the presidential election should nominate a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week from cancer.
Murkowski said on Sunday, “For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed.”
“I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia. We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply,” she added.
Palin has kept a low political profile since McCain's defeat but remains a cultural icon, recently appearing on the popular "The Masked Singer" game show and if she decided that she wanted to reenter the political realm, she would garner national attention.
President Trump has already said that he plans to campaign against Murkowski.
Per the POTUS:
"Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the Great State of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski. She voted against HealthCare, Justice Kavanaugh, and much else..."
Murkowski has somewhat walked back her insistence that a vote for RBG's replacement should not be held until January but it won't be enough to spare her from a serious challenge.