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Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the lone “No” Republican vote on Brett Kavanaugh.

The result shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Murkowski has always been a moderate, at best.

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Now, the Alaska GOP has a few words for Lisa she won’t soon forget.

From The Daily Wire:

The Alaska Republican party has requested that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) submit any information she has that might dissuade them from reprimanding her for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

As AP reports, “Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock says the committee could decide to issue a statement. Or he says it could withdraw support of Murkowski, encourage party officials to look for a replacement and ask that she not seek re-election as a Republican.”

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin uses a classic one-liner to let Murkowski know her seat may not be safe when up for re-election in four years.

Is Fox News host Laura Ingraham considering a run, too?

More on Murkowski, per The Hill:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Friday evening that she opposed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, becoming the only Republican senator to come out against President Trump‘s nominee.

“I will be a no tomorrow,” Murkowski said in a speech on the Senate floor after describing how she had come to lean against voting to confirm Trump’s second nominee to the high court in a final vote on Saturday.

But Murkowski said that in the final tally she would ask that her vote be recorded as “present,” saying she was doing it as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who is slated to attend his daughter’s wedding back home on Saturday.

Continued:

“I do this because a friend, a colleague of ours is in Montana this evening and … he’s going to be walking his daughter down the aisle and he won’t be present to vote,” Murkowski said. “I have extended this as a courtesy to my friend. It will not change the outcome of the vote.”

The move described by Murkowski is known as “pairing” a vote, which will allow her to initially vote “no” on Saturday but then withdraw her vote and change it to “present.”

Murkowski announced her decision hours after it became clear that Kavanaugh had enough votes to be confirmed.

 

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