Trump vows to help oust GOP senator after criticism: ‘Get any candidate ready’ Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski over her praise of comments made by Gen. James Mattis,
Who the previous day lashed out at the president over threats to use the U.S. military to put down nationwide protests over the death of African-American George Floyd. Posting to his Twitter account, Trump vented over Murkowski’s public rebuke .
And vowed to head to her home state of Alaska and campaign on behalf of her as-yet-unnamed opponent in 2022. Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the Great State of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski. She voted against HealthCare, Justice Kavanaugh, and much else…
Unrelated, I gave Alaska ANWR, major highways, and more. Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you! Earlier in the day Thursday, Murkowski told reporters on Capitol Hill that she agreed with the remarks made by Mattis, Trump’s former defense secretary,
Who said he was “angry and appalled” by Trump’s response to the protests over Floyd’s killing. “When I saw Gen. Mattis’s comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns ,
That we might hold internally and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowski said. Murkowski, a political moderate who sometimes sides against her party, lost her Republican primary in 2010 ,
But successfully won the general election as a write-in candidate against the Democratic and Republican nominees. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah called Mattis’s statements on Trump “stunning and powerful.” While, unlike Romney,