Plenty of patriots were wondering what Trump would be doing after the fiasco of the 2020 Election. He was quiet for about a month after leaving D.C. Some Republicans hoped he would recede from the limelight, perhaps so they could soak up all the attention. Instead, the president came roaring back, wowing millions with his speech at CPAC.
Trump and his allies within the Republican Party are setting their sights on 2022. They will be pushing to ensure that America-First candidates are elected, to flip the House red and possibly win back the Senate majority. Lindsey Graham has been adamant that Trump is key to Republican victories in two years. And Trump’s record on endorsements appears to prove him right.
But there’s one Republican that won’t be getting his endorsement. In fact, Trump will be going out of his way to campaign against this woman—something he’s promised to do for a long time.
Former President Donald Trump pledged to travel nearly 5,000 from his home in Florida to Alaska to campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022, when she seeks reelection…
“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator,” Trump said in a statement to The Hill. [Source: Daily Wire]
Trump’s statement echoes something he said last year on Twitter. He vowed back then to campaign against Murkowski over her opposition to his agenda. And he’s making good on it today.
Murkowski has long been considered a RINO during the age of Trump. She was one of a handful of Republican senators who appeared to oppose his agenda, then and now. Murkowski voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and other Trump initiatives. She even voted against him in the left’s second bogus impeachment push. It seems this Republican cares more about appeasing the D.C. swamp, than embracing the MAGA movement.
Few Republicans have sparked more wrath from Trump than this senator from Alaska. Even flip-floppers like Mitt Romney, who has frequently opposed the former president, haven’t been hit as hard by Trump. It seems there’s just something about Murkowski that rubs Trump the wrong way. Perhaps it’s because she constantly sides with socialists and globalists instead of Americans?
Donald Trump is focusing his energy on making sure American first candidates win elections. He has promised to back primary rivals who will threaten the seats of established Republicans “where necessary.” In the past, he said he’d back anyone who runs against Murkowski. Perhaps he’ll pull that back and bit and only endorse someone that matches the MAGA sentiment.
Regardless of that, don’t be surprised to see Trump come out in the future to oppose other sitting Republicans. He’s already denounced Mitch McConnell (who won’t be up for reelection anytime soon) and a few others. Any other vulnerable Republican just might end up in his sights.