Editor’s note, courtesy of Matt Johnson: Senator Dan Sullivan’s response to Alaska Republicans censuring or disciplining RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski for going rogue again: “I’ll fight it fully.”
I know a lot of my Republican friends in Alaska don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. Dan Sullivan is only marginally conservative. His score with Conservative Review is a paltry 53%. That’s not what he promised Alaskans when he ran for this office. He promised to be a conservative fighter. He’s done nothing of the sort. He’s a conservative like Mitch McConnell is a conservative. He votes in virtual lock-step with the Establishment. The only time Dan Sullivan has really been willing to stick his neck out has been in defense of Murkowski, or in opposition to Donald Trump.
This is yet another, “I told you so” moment for Joe Miller. He told primary voters in 2014 that a vote for Dan Sullivan was a vote to prop up Lisa Murkowski. Not only did he endorse her for re-election in 2016 with an infinitely better Republican on the ballot (Mayor Dan Sullivan), he fully endorsed her against Joe Miller in the general election (It should be noted that by his own admission he didn’t support Joe Miller v. Murkowski when he was the Republican nominee, so it can’t be that he was just doing his partisan duty).
This isn’t just about Alaska. This is about the whole country. Murkowski single-handedly saved Obamacare, costing millions of Americans more money, less coverage, less access to healthcare. And while she didn’t succeed this time, she may well cost us a conservative Supreme Court Justice next time, as she has already signaled that she would likely vote against anyone she thinks would overturn Roe v. Wade. The long and short of it: Senator Dan Sullivan misled Alaskans to get power. Now that he has it, he doesn’t care what you think.
Republicans Defend RINO Senator
From Politico: [Lisa Murkowski’s] Senate GOP colleagues are defending her, pushing back against Trump’s vow to make her pay a political price for opposing Kavanaugh. [But] Republicans are growing uneasy with her standing in today’s GOP. She voted against the Obamacare repeal and the Kavanaugh confirmation, putting her on the wrong side of the president on two critical votes over the past two years.
Murkowski isn’t up for reelection until 2022, having won reelection alongside Trump in 2016. But Republicans say the prickly Alaska senator doesn’t take kindly to Trump’s assertion that Murkowski will “never recover” from her “no” vote and that it might alienate the Alaska moderate on critical votes in a narrowly divided Senate. . .
Trump’s relationship with Murkowski is already frayed. In a phone call last summer, Trump pushed her to support the GOP’s attempts to repeal Obamacare, though she ultimately voted no and people working on the bill said Trump’s lobbying was not helpful. . . But now Murkowski is the only Republican to have opposed two of Trump’s signature initiatives. . .
[Now] the Alaska GOP is weighing whether to issue a statement condemning Murkowski’s vote, withdraw its support for her or even find challengers to her reelection campaign, [but,] according to The Associated Press, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said of any retribution: “I’ll fight it fully.” (Read more from “Alaska’s Other RINO Senator Vows to Fight Any Censure of Lisa Murkowski” HERE)