GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski “Seriously Questioning” Remaining in the Republican Party
When Donald Trump took office, there were a few Republicans who would stand up to him. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker did, but soon retired. At certain times, Susan Collins and John McCain would also fight Trump. And Mitt Romney, elected in 2018, has given the president hell.
But the senator who has most consistently stood up to Trump has been Lisa Murkowski. The Alaskan lawmaker stopped Trump from repealing the ACA and also voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. And now, according the the Anchorage Daily News, she is seriously questioning her place in the Republican Party.
Murkowski told reporters, “We’ll, you know, there’s a lot of people who actually thought that I did that in 2010, think that I became an independent. I didn’t have any reason to leave my party in 2010. I was a Republican who ran a write-in campaign and I was successful. But I will tell you, if the Republican Party has become nothing more than the party of Trump, I sincerely question whether this is the party for me.”
Asked about leaving the Republican Party, Lisa Murkowski does not rule it out: "I am seriously questioning".
Alaska overhauled its electoral system in November, making it much easier for her to run in 2022 without being a Republican. pic.twitter.com/DWGaxHrn4R
— Taniel (@Taniel) January 8, 2021
In the same article, the senator called on Donald Trump to resign. “He doesn’t want to stay there,” she said. He only wants to stay there for the title. He only wants to stay there for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing.”
Murkowski: "He doesn't want to stay there. He only wants to stay there for the title. He only wants to stay there for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don't think he's capable of doing a good thing." https://t.co/0lUiUsuZIT
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2021
A departure from Murkowski could be a huge boon for Democrats. This is a developing story with more to come.