Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today released the following statement regarding Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s announcement that she will support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“The long guessing game is over, and the unsurprising answer is that Lisa Murkowski is supporting a leftist judicial nominee who will write legislation from the bench and have the very real potential for harming Alaska for decades to come. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will have Murkowski’s vote, which is far more than solid conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh ever got. In fact, Murkowski’s vote to discharge the Judiciary Committee and put Judge Jackson’s nomination before the full Senate is more respect than she gave Justice Amy Coney Barrett, whose very nomination she opposed in the first place.
“Add this to the growing list of votes that fly in the face of the views of most Alaskans. There can be no question that with every failure of the Biden administration, Murkowski takes greater ownership of it. She has voted to confirm over 90 percent of his cabinet nominees, and now she has given her support to a judge who has been lenient on child sex abusers, cannot define what a woman is, and does not acknowledge the natural rights of people as delineated in the Declaration of Independence. With Justice Jackson on the Supreme Court, will there be any justice for women or children?
“Lisa Murkowski has failed Alaska yet again, apparently calculating that there’s more political benefit in pleasing the D.C. insiders and catering to the radical left than there is in protecting her own constituents. When I’m the next senator from Alaska, I won’t make people wait for my decisions, and I will always support only strong, conservative constitutionalist nominees.”