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After Murkowski Wavers On SCOTUS Vote, Sarah Palin Says She May Challenge Her In 2022 Primary

What’s Happening:
Against all odds, Trump is about to pick another Supreme Court justice.

While most Republican senators are ready to confirm another justice, some have inexplicable waffled.

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Senator from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, was quick to say she didn’t think Trump should nominate someone before the election.

Really? The Constitution mandates Trump picks a nominee. The seat must be filled. Why would a Republican challenge that?

She has since wavered—perhaps caving to party pressure.

But Sarah Palin is already taking advantage of this weak senator’s actions:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski for refusing to back a nominee to the Supreme Court before the 2020 election…

“Lisa Murkowski, this is my house,” Palin begins. “I’m willing to give it up … for the greater good of this country and this great state.”

Former governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin suggested she’d primary against Murkowski over her SCOTUS comments.

Palin was a successful governor of the state—and become a conservative star during the 2008 Election.

She was also a prominent figure during the Tea Party movement.

A primary challenge from her, against a so-called moderate, fair-weathered Republican, would be devastating to Murkowski.

This isn’t the first time Murkowski has appeared unwilling to defend the president. Many have wondered why.

Alaska is a pretty conservative state. There is no reason Murkowski would fear backlash from voters for backing Trump.

Perhaps she cares more about insider politics in D.C.—that backing the president?

Regardless of the reasons, the gauntlet has been dropped.

Palin just might jump back into the ring, to make sure a politician like Murkowski is out for good.

Key Takeaways:
Murkowski has waffled over Trump’s third SCOTUS pick.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin threatened to primary against her in 2022.
Murkowski has frequently opposed Trump, despite being a Republican.

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