Alaska GOP considers reprimand for Sen. Lisa Murkowski over Kavanaugh position

Alaska GOP considers reprimand for Sen. Lisa Murkowski over Kavanaugh position
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Technically, Murkowski didn’t cast a vote, since she and Steve Daines of Montana made a “paired vote” agreement that neither of them would cast a floor vote.  But she did state before the vote that she was a “no.”]

Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its state central committee to consider.

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.

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He says the party took that more extreme step previously with state legislators who caucused with Democrats.

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