Trump On A Mission To Replace Murkowski

Former President Trump announced Saturday plans to travel to Alaska and campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ahead of the 2022 midterms.

Why it matters: The Alaskan senator was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. She's the only one of the group up for re-election in 2022.

  • Trump's plans to target Murkowski are another indication that he plans to play a key role in the midterms, after vowing pledging to battle Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to shape the GOP’s field for the races.

What they're saying: Trump said in a statement first issued to Politico that he would "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," he added.
  • Trump also criticized Murkowski for advancing Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
  • Representatives for Trump and Murkowski did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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