On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sunday, Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming said he will back Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who has been targeted by former President Donald Trump for removal from office in 2022.
Barrasso, a Republican, also said he’ll support Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican never-Trumper who will also face the ire of the Trump “Save America” political action committee.
“I want to always make sure we nominate somebody who can win in November. Lisa Murkowski knows Alaska better than anybody, and she’s an incredible fighter for American energy. She hasn’t made an announcement if she’s even going to run again. If she does, I’m going to support her,” Barrasso said.
Barrasso, who has previously chaired the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, traveled to Alaska with Murkowski for a roundtable discussion at the University of Alaska Anchorage focusing on health care issues facing Alaskans and Alaska Natives in 2016. Murkowski is now a member of that committee.