Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a warning for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., ahead of the anticipated Supreme Court confirmation fight.
“I can see 2022 from my house,” Palin quipped.
In other words, vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee or I’ll run against you for your senate seat.
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Her warning was released in a homemade video directed at Murkowski, who had conservatives biting their fingernails after the Alaska senator said she opposed replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat in the Supreme Court before the election.
“For weeks,” Murkowski initially said. “I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election.”
“Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed,” she said.
While she has since softened her stance on that notion four days ago, her position has angered many conservatives.
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Murkowski infamously voted “no” on then-Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh. Conservative voters remember this all too well and they don’t need any reminders.
Palin is aware of this vulnerability.
Conservative network HotAir theorized that a run for Congress could provide low hanging fruit for President Donald Trump, who could pull for a Palin senate run to help him if he’s re-elected. After all, Murkowski is a moderate — expected to break with the conservative majority in the Senate whenever she can do so safely.
Palin’s message is a clear warning shot toward Murkowski.
“Lisa Murkowski,” she said in the two-minute video clip. “This is my house. I’m willing to give it up for the greater good of this country.”
“If you can’t find it within yourself to do the right thing this time … at least give a fair shake to the Supreme Court nominee your president will be bringing before you.”
“You’re thinking you’re gonna go rogue,” Palin said, but “this isn’t the time, this isn’t the place.”
“I can see 2022 from my house.”
You can watch her video taken at her Alaska home for yourself:
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