Former Gov. Sarah Palin threatened the GOP senator Lisa Murkowski with a primary challenge because he had declined to endorse a Supreme Court candidate before the 2020 elections.
On Thursday Palin posted a video to Murkowski’s Instagram account. Palin stood in Alaska in front of her house and said that from her house she could “see 2022,” a reference for the next election for Murkowski.
“It’s my home, Lisa Murkowski,” starts Palin. “I’m prepared to give it up … for this country’s greater good and this great state.”
Palin is asking Murkowski to “go back” his seat by nominating the winner of the presidential election to the Supreme Court to succeed late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died of cancer last week.
“I confirmed for weeks that I am not going to support a possible Supreme Court vacancy before the polls,” he said on Sunday. Murkowski said. Unfortunately, our reality is now what was hypothetical then, but my stance has not changed.
“I did not endorse the appointment to fill the vacancy created by Justice Scalia eight months prior to the 2016 election. Now – less than two months out – we are much closer to the 2020 vote, with the same norm to apply, I suppose, “she added.
Murkowski moved away from her place reported on Sunday already. The Republican of Alaska reported on Tuesday that she “can not confirm whether I can confirm the applicant because I don’t know the applicant.”
Palin pointed out early in the Thursday video that Murkowski could face consequences if she does not vote to confirm the choice of President Trump’s Supreme Court, due announced on Saturday.
“This time, if you do not see yourself doing the right thing to at least giving the Supreme Court candidate a fair shake, which you carry to the Supreme Court, if you can not find in yourself the right thing to do … [do] and do what most Americans want you to do, to do what you have been sent to Washington , D.C.,” says Palin.
“Go back to what you have agreed to. You’re better off. You know, you have in this box already said that no matter who you are, you will not help the individual until you have an opportunity to nominate a judicial candidate for another president rather than this,’ continued Mr. Palin. “You hope, what, should not this president win? You would otherwise comply with the chairman. Actually it works for most of the Americans who know that it’s for America now or never.
“The Supreme Court has so much to do. You know why, you know why it is important and why you think you would go rogue. You know why it is important. There is, you know, a time and a rogue place. That’s not the time, it’s not the place. We definitely hope that this time you have it to do the right thing inside you. But you’re expected to go back, “Palin says, contributing to her” Going Rogue “book in 2009.
“We will forgive you. We will forgive you. Wait … how many times before, though, have we done it? And we tried to state that we will forgive? Notice my home, if you can’t do that. From my window, I can see a lot of things. … I can see my house in 2022, Lisa, “said Palin.