A Republican from Alaska should be removed from public office for behaving treacherously, the previous president said.
Donald Trump confirmed he does not support Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign.
“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great state of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” he said in a statement obtained by Politico.
President Trump believes the senator should not be returned to the Senate at the 2022 election because she performed poorly and failed to show enough loyalty to the Republican Party.
“She represents her state badly and her country even worse,” he said. “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.”
He is very concerned about Murkowski’s recent decision to support Democratic President Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of the interior.
“Her vote to advance radical left Democrat Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior is yet another example of Murkowski not standing up for Alaska,” he said.
The senator has represented Alaska since 2002 and, in recent years, increasingly become a vocal critic of President Trump. She was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict her former party president during the second Senate impeachment trial.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) were also recently scrutinized for agreeing with political rivals on impeaching the former president for the so-called incitement of insurrection charge.
The Sarpy County Republican Party Central Committee recently passed a resolution to “rebuke and censure” Sasse for supporting the second impeachment trial.
“Senator Ben Sasse has seriously betrayed the Sarpy County Central Committee Republican Party and its voters … By virtue of his publicly referring to our then-sitting Republican President as ‘wicked,'” the committee said in a statement. And it continued, “By virtue of his vindictive and mean-spirited support for the … [impeachment trial proceedings] in the U.S. Senate against our former Republican President, Donald Trump.”
The committee also previously raised serious questions about what it described to be the Nebraskan senator’s “condescending and vicious media attacks” against his fellow Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.)
He called “Senator Hawley a ‘serious dumbass’ for his courageous objection to tainted swing-state election results, which the majority in our party still believe were the product of illegal and unconstitutional election law changes and organized Democratic Party fraud,” the committee said.