Hey, that’s my line.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) remains unbeatable in her home state despite her opposition to Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination — a view at odds with President Trump.
“She’s about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska. Nobody’s going to beat her,” McConnell told the Associated Press as part of a wide-ranging interview.
Murkowski, whose seat is on the ballot in 2022, last week voted against advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination and voted “present” on the final confirmation vote, calling Trump’s nominee “a good man” but “not the right man for the court at this time.”
That prompted Trump to predict that Murkowski — the only GOP senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination — would go down in defeat if she runs for reelection.
“I think she will never recover from this,” he said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.”
“She’s certainly going to recover,” McConnell told the AP, pointing to Murkowski’s resilience in her 2010 election.
It really pains me to have to say this, but Yertle the Turtle is right.
Murkowski is now an Alaskan institution and she is not going anywhere unless she does something incredibly stupid that irrevocably damages her reputation.
I will say however that if Murkowski had NOT voted against Kavanaugh that she would have been rendered vulnerable and might very well have been taken out in 2020.
But as it stands today, that is in no way likely.
Don’t worry, I have not suddenly become a Murkowski supporter. She still represents the party that I despise, and I will vote against her in every election going forward, just like I have in the past.
However, having said that I recognize the futility of challenging her.