Sen. Lisa Murkowski, on the fence once again before a crucial Supreme Court vote, told CNN that even though she was one of only three Republicans to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to her current seat on the federal bench, elevating her to the U.S. Supreme Court is a “different game.” Murkowski already has a record of voting to confirm leftist judges nominated by President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden, and she has been a dependable vote for Biden’s nominees, having voted to confirm over 90 percent of his radical high-level picks.
Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today issued the following statement:
“It may come as a surprise to Murkowski, but the consideration of lifetime appointments to the highest court in the land is not a ‘game’ by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the only game that’s being played is the same old guessing game that Alaska is tired of: ‘Which way will Murkowski vote?’
“Alaskans deserve to know where their senator stands on such a crucial decision, and it should be consistent with the Constitution and how a majority of Alaskans would vote! The fact that Murkowski says she’s conflicted is offensive – she's always torn between doing what's right for Alaska or catering to her Washington, D.C. elitist friends. And too much of the time, she comes down on the side of her elitist friends, voting for judges whose ideology is harmful to Alaska, including the federal judge who killed both the Willow oil and gas project and the King Cove Road. And she also fights against solid, constitutionalist judges like Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
“When I’m a senator for Alaska, there will be no guessing games because Alaskans will always know where I stand: I will be with them, and not with the leftist nominees and the D.C. insiders.”