Trump has repeatedly referenced Senator Lisa Murkowski, saying first, “If you want to make our country safe for violent criminals, vote for the crazy radical Democrats. If you want to make it safe, for your family, your children and for law abiding americans, you have to vote republican, and do it quickly and get murkowski out of here because she’s not a republican. she’s not a republican.
He later took aim at her for voting to confirm Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who suspended action on drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after being confirmed by the Senate.
Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have long been supporters of ANWR drilling, but both Republicans crossed party lines to support Haaland’s nomination. However, Trump did not refer to Sullivan’s support for Haaland. Instead, he only called him out for his continued support for Murkowski.
“Murkowski has been in the Senate for 21 years. Her father held a seat for 21 years before she was a total creature of the Washington swamp but much worse than that,” Trump said, calling her “a tool of ‘a corrupt one’. An establishment unlike any we have ever seen. The fake media love it. As one of the most destructive to face RINO, she betrayed the voters of Alaska, she destroyed the ANWR.
“This is your precious chance to get rid of horrible Rhino Senator Lisa Murkowski who’s worse – she’s worse than a Democrat,” he told the crowd, to cheers. “And how Sullivan doesn’t come out and expose her is unbelievable to me.”