President Donald Trump spoke up this week to support Kelly Tshibaka, the Republican who will challenge Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the 2022 race.
Trump supports Murkowski
"Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska," Trump said in an email announcing her approval, according to Mediaite.
“Your vote to affirm Biden's Home Secretary was a vote to kill long-sought and approved jobs in ANWR and Alaska. Murkowski has to go! Kelly Tshibaka is the candidate who can beat Murkowski – and she will. Kelly is a fighter who stands for the values of Alaska and America First, ”said Trump.
"She is MAGA through and through, pro-energetic, strong on the border, tough on crime and fully supports our military and our great vets," he added. “Kelly is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and JOBS! I look forward to promoting Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska. She has my full and full approval! "
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Tshibaka responded by saying, "Having his strong support is great news for our campaign and even better news for the people of Alaska because it means we will get our Senate seat back from Lisa Murkowski," said Fox News.
"President Trump has won Alaska twice in double digits because his leadership and politics have made him the best president our state has ever known," she continued, attacking Murkowski for defending himself against "Trump" in 2016 and 2020 had, and definitely proved that she has no idea what the people of Alaska need or want. "
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Murkowski is one of the Republicans who voted for the impeachment trial of Trump for the second time earlier this year. Although Murkowski gets a lot of backlash for this, he doesn't regret the change.
"You can make that statement," she said in March. "But I will once again make the declaration that it is my duty to support the constitution, which I have promised to keep, and I will do so, even if I then have to oppose the instructions of my state party."
Trump has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure Murkowski loses her Senate seat next year. It remains to be seen whether the former president will succeed in this endeavor.
This piece was written by James Samson on June 19, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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