According to the Hill today, some are speculating that Joe Biden might be considering Lisa Murkowski as his vice presidential running mate for 2020:
Choosing a Republican for vice president could ignite a fire on the floor at the Democratic National Convention. As Biden himself claimed last week, “You know, there are some really decent Republicans that are out there still. But here is the problem right now, of the well known ones. They have got to step up. You know what I mean?”
Only a handful of Republicans come to mind to run with Biden, and they are Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, and former Ohio Governor John Kasich, the man who refused to be on the ticket with Trump, much to the consternation with Trump. All five of these politicians have demonstrated the capacity to buck Trump and the Republican Party.
Murkowski voted against ObamaCare repeal and Brett Kavanaugh. She has expressed her disapproval of the willingness of McConnell to act as a lackey for the White House in the impeachment inquiry. Then there is her own political history. In 2010, Murkowski won reelection as a write in after losing the Republican primary to Joe Miller . . .
But Murkowski has all sorts of troubling history. In a national race, unprotected by her minions in Alaska, you’d be sure to hear about her alleged cocaine use, being a representative for a company caught stealing bar examination results (after she herself failed the bar exam four or five times, and then mysteriously passed the exam after using the company’s stolen exams), illegal campaign donations, backing blanket amnesty for illegals, supporting Planned Parenthood’s butchery of the unborn, lying repeatedly about her support for Obamacare, practically assaulting a reporter, having her henchman Tuckerman Babcock lie to the FEC (Joe Miller was cleared of the false charges) and file a false police report, vote fraud, and numerous other issues. She’s clearly unfit for her current office, not to mention the Vice Presidency.
But more power to Biden. His vice presidential running mate would fit in perfectly with his friends and family. And lose him a few million votes.