‘Great news’: Trump celebrates reports that Murkowski might not run for re-election

Former President Donald Trump has been clear in his desire to see his most prominent Republican critics defeated in upcoming GOP primary races.

In a recent statement, Trump celebrated the “great news” that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) might decide not to seek another term on Capitol Hill, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Wouldn’t that be great?”

In addition to remarks about the Alaska Republican, Trump also vowed to endorse a GOP challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), another member of the party who supported a second impeachment effort against him.

“Great news for the Republican Party!” the former president wrote on Wednesday, according to the Examiner. “Senator Lisa Murkowski said she is ‘still weighing whether she will run again’ for the Senate in Alaska. In other words, there is a chance that she won’t run! Wouldn’t that be great?”

The moderate senator was one of seven Republicans in the chamber who supported convicting Trump on a single impeachment charge in the wake of a riot at the Capitol building earlier this year.

Leading the effort among House Republicans was Cheney, who attracted praise from progressives and Trump critics in her own party but drew the ire of the former president and his allies.

As a result of their positions, both Cheney and Murkowski have faced censure in their home states as well as intraparty efforts to defeat them in next year’s midterm elections.

“We only want one”

For his part, Trump has maintained an active role in Republican politics since leaving office, particularly through his promises to rid the party of elected officials he deems disloyal.

Cheney is near the top of that list, which also includes GOP leaders like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whom Trump recently called a “dumb son of a b****,” according to reports.

Ahead of the upcoming election, Trump vowed that he would soon be endorsing one of Cheney’s prospective rivals, declaring: “And so many people are looking to run against Crazy Liz Cheney — but we only want one. She is so far down in Wyoming polls that the only way she can win is numerous candidates running against her and splitting the vote. Hopefully, that won’t happen. I’ll make an Endorsement soon!”

Murkowski, who is also slated to face fierce opposition, recently responded to a reporter’s question about her re-election plans by noting that she has “been doing everything that a good incumbent does” but was not ready to confirm whether she would seek a fourth term in Congress, according to Roll Call.

When asked whether she had any comment regarding the momentum building behind Kelly Tshibaka, a state official who announced her candidacy last month, the senator simply replied: “Not really.”

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

5 Responses

  1. Good news, Alaska needs a new Senator, one that will stick to her chosen party. Liz Cheney can’t leave SOON enough. I’m sure she can be removed by a strong Republican candidate.

  2. Liz Cheney might as well switch over to Democrat (Romney can join her!). Along with Murkowski, they don’t represent their constitutes wishes! Didn’t these people have to take an oath of office? Do they take it and then do what the heck they want regardless? Thanks to them and many other Rhinos + a few who hide their democrat liberal view points, we have the current President and VP. They are endangering the citizens, the economy and health of our nation!

    Toss them + put in term limits!!

  3. You Might Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts