Judge Brett Kavanaugh, after an extremely partisan confirmation process, is expected to become the next justice on the Supreme after a Senate vote Saturday afternoon.
This comes after Maine Senator Susan Collins and the lone Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, both announced they would both be voting to confirm Kavanaugh to highest court in the land.
However with Manchin crossing the aisle to support Kavanaugh, one Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, also crossed the aisle. Yesterday, Murkowski, who was always one Republicans were worried about, said that she would not support Kavanaugh.
Well, expectedly, some Republicans aren’t real thrilled with Murkowski’s intended vote, or vote of “present,” which she is now expected to do. One Republican, Sarah Palin, even hinted on Twitter about plans to primary Murkowski in 2022.
Hey @LisaMurkowski – I can see 2022 from my house…
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 5, 2018
Senator Lisa Murkowski explains her opposition to Kavanaugh: