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.
- 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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