Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 8, 2021 | Sundance | 135 Comments
Following in the footsteps of Mitch McConnell, Decepticon Senator John Barrasso vows to support DeceptiCon Senator Lisa Murkowski (U-DC, via Alaska) if she seeks re-election.
Murkowski voted to impeach President Trump and Trump has vowed to campaign against Murkowski in the 2022 GOP primary.
WASHINGTON DC – Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday he’d back Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski for reelection, breaking with former President Donald Trump not long after he vowed to campaign against her.
“I want to always make sure we nominate somebody who can win in November,” Barrasso, the No. 3 Senate Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” of the 2022 midterm elections. “Lisa Murkowski knows Alaska better than anybody, and she’s an incredible fighter for American energy.” The Wyoming Republican cautioned that Murkowski — who has held her seat since 2002 — has not officially declared she would seek another term, but “if she does, I’m going to support her.”
[…] Murkowski is one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial but is the only one of that cohort to face reelection next year. […] Murkowski, who succeeded her father, Frank Murkowski, in the Senate, has also proved a difficult person for Republicans to unseat. She managed to win as a write-in candidate after losing a GOP primary in 2010, and Alaska has since switched to a ranked-choice voting system that will pit candidates of all parties against one another in an open primary, with the top four vote-getters advancing to the general election.
Barrasso also said he stood by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (read more)