Former President Donald J Trump has numerous times unabashedly remarked that ‘Senator Murkowski has got to go.
Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said the Senate’s GOP campaign arm is supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for re-election, breaking from former President Donald Trump, who has denounced her.
Scott, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd the committee is backing all incumbent senators.
Todd asked if that included Murkowski, who has repeatedly been attacked by Trump, and whether or not the committee would financially support her and actively help her defeat a primary opponent.
“Absolutely,” Scott said. “We support all of our incumbents, and fortunately for us we’ve got great candidates running in our primaries, and fortunately for us we’ve got ‘Bernie Sanders’ candidates on the other side in many primaries, and so we’re going to be in a great position in ’22.”
How nice it would be for Scott to be primary’d. But keep your eye on the Alaska senate race. Trump has enthusiastically endorsed Murkowski’s opponent Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 Alaska Senate race.