Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is now caught between a Governor rock and a Lt. Governor hard place.

By | 2018-09-21T11:04:20+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: Alaska, News|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments


Courtesy of HuffPo:

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (D) announced Thursday their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, increasing the pressure on Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who is undecided, to follow suit.

In a joint statement, the top Alaska state officials voiced concern about Kavanaugh potentially voting to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and its protections for patients who have pre-existing conditions. Last year, Murkowski helped defeat a Republican-led effort to repeal the health care law in the Senate.

Walker and Mallott also cited the recent sexual assault accusation made against President Donald Trump’s high court nominee, stating that “a thorough review of past allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh is needed before a confirmation vote takes place.”

This comes right after the Alaska Federation of Natives spoke out strongly against Kavanaugh as well, which leaves Murkowski out on a very precarious limb. 

I really do not know what the Republicans can dangle in front of her that would make supporting Kavanaugh’s confirmation a good idea. 

I mean you cannot enjoy being on a Senate committee if your ass gets voted out of office, and that is looking more and more likely all of the time.  

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16 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    NYT story about Rod Rosenstein has changed the narrative from Dr. Blassy Ford/Kavanaugh.
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/21/right-wingers-push-trump-fire-rosenstein-heres-what-do-if-he-does

  2. Cha Cha September 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Her more pressing concern should be her urgent need for moisturizer. Its not as bad as Sarah’s need for moisturizer, though. But then, Sarah has 54 years of recalcitrant rage which she stuffs down with a pill problem. Just look at her kids who have turned to booze, sex, violence, more booze, drugs, and more sex.

    Whoops. Got off topic.

  3. Anonymous September 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    PBS just said grassley is giving Ford until 10pm tonight to answer about testifying,if they don’t respond he is going ahead with the vote on monday.

    I don’t understand why her team isn’t responding,

    Also they showed a group of women for brett,it gave me flash backs of the women for roy moore fiasco.

  4. Anon September 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    OT? he’s dropping out of the race because he “does not want to drag his family through six weeks of hell.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/republican-lawmaker-abruptly-drops-re-election-bid-daughter-accuses-sex-abuse/

  5. Beaglemom September 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I hope the Native Alaskans come out and vote – against Murkowski.

    • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Maybe Native Alaskans should get the vote out, for whoever they individually believe is the best choice in their hearts and minds, not yours.

  6. Anonymous September 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    A democratic senator, I believe from NH stated that if the democrats take the senate they will impeach Brett even if he gets on the Supreme Court or get him off the Federal Bench.

    • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      The Democrats are not retaking the senate,,, And impeach on what basis exactly, Unicorns?

      • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

        LOL you keep deluding yourself !!!

      • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm

        He committed perjury during the judicial hearings, didn’t you bother to inform yourself or watch the proceedings?

  7. Anonymous September 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    the republicans are fighting dirty. always did and always will. it’s about money of coarse. it always is.

  8. Lynn September 21, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I read earlier that she was NOT voting for him. Has that changed?

  9. rolex September 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t know why anyone would think Murkowski or Collins will not vote the party line; they both always do in the end, after threatening to do otherwise.

    • viv September 22, 2018 at 12:58 am

      Murkowski’s reputation is better than her reality, she isn’t moderate, she’s just cagey.

  10. viv September 22, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Lisa has years before her term expires. She’ll be quite old by then and perhaps ready to retire, in which case there’ll be no consequences for any vote. She has proved in the past that she has no trouble betraying Alaska and I expect her to vote to seat the creep.

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