Murkowski has until Monday to decide whether to back Judge Barrett for Supreme Court

    With the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voting Oct. 22 to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be faced with a final decision on whether to support President Trump’s pick.

    Judge Amy Coney Barrett

    The full Senate is expected to vote to confirm or deny Barrett’s nomination on Monday, Oct. 26.

    In setting the stage for a full vote, the Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 to advance Barrett. Every Republican committee member voted in favor of Barrett, but the 10 Democrats boycotted the vote entirely.

    Her nomination by Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has drawn heavy criticism from far-left Democrats and liberal organizations like Planned Parenthood who see the pro-life Barrett as a threat to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Murkowski has remained non-committal on whether she would support the president’s nominee. She said she thought it would be best if the president waited until after the election to fill Ginsburg’s seat, but she has since walked that back a bit and agreed to meet with Barrett personally before casting a vote.

    “Sen. Murkowski hasn’t publicly stated how she will vote on the nominee,” her spokeswoman told HuffPost on Friday.

    Murkowski, who has received high praise from abortion groups like Planned Parenthood is one of several Republicans who liberals hope will jump ship, join the Democrats and oppose the president’s nominee.

    Since Republicans hold a narrow 53 to 47 majority in the Senate, every vote is seen as essential. If Democrats can get just four Republicans to defect, they can block Barrett from being appointed.


    Click here to contact Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

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    1. Lisa Murkowski you don’t reward Thugs! That is bad policy! Sends the wrong message!
      The DNC has released hell on earth with the Rioters, looters, Arsonist and thug behavior. Taking over cites and destroying public Memorials!
      Get on the side of Right!
      Don’t Reward the Thug and Thieves of the Corrupted DNC!
      Don’t Reward Thugs!
      ‍⚖️ Place Amy Coney Barrett, now!

    2. Senator Murkowski, I feel you need to vote for Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme court. Over 54% of the people in Alaska feel we need her to vote on the issues of abortion. We are sick of having a murderous liberal agenda shoved down our throats , in schools and everywhere else. We have kept silent long enough.

    3. Lisa, I don’t think there is a better choice for the US Supreme Court than Amy Coney Barrett. Not only is she a beautiful lady with a family, she is a brilliant legal mind and would surely be a positive influence on the Supreme Court. Please Senator Murkowski, support and vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett,

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