The Alaska Democratic Party is not happy that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced she will vote in favor of Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Within hours of the news breaking in Alaska and across the country that Murkowski would stick with Republicans on the final vote, the party issued its scathing statement and asked people to channel their rage at Sen. Dan Sullivan, and they vow to go after her in 2022:
“Lisa Murkowski holds her seat only because she convinced Democrats to write in her name in an act of faith. Since then we’ve been begging for crumbs, and more often than not get nothing. We may not be able to vote her out this time, but there’s another Senator on the ballot who’s going to vote just the same way. He’ll vote for a court that opposes the right to choose, and healthcare for millions of Americans. Just like she will. Don’t be complacent. Channel how mad you are right now, and work hard to get out the vote for Dr. Al Gross, and send Dan Sullivan back to Ohio.”
Murkowski won in 2010 in an historic write-in campaign in the General Election, after having been beaten by ultra-conservative Joe Miller in the Primary. She was the first U.S. senator in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign.
Today’s statement from Democrats was the most forceful yet in expressing their intent to challenge her in 2022. But the Democrats have not even been able to muster Democrat challengers for Sen. Dan Sullivan or Congressman Don Young. Instead, Democrats are running fake independents up and down the ballot as their only hope at winning elections in Alaska.