Sen. Lisa Murkowski once again broke with her Republican colleagues, this time to help confirm a radical far-leftist activist to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals is second only to the U.S. Supreme Court with many Supreme Court justices coming directly from the appellate court.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski broke with her Republican colleagues to help confirm a radical far-leftist activist to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

After a 51-45 Senate confirmation, Beth Robinson, age 56, is now the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal circuit court. She is widely regarded by conservatives as a danger to religious liberty.

Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine were the only two Republicans to break with their party to vote in favor of confirming Robinson on Nov. 1. Sen. Dan Sullivan was a no vote.

Robinson’s confirmation effectively flips the circuit back to a Democratic-appointee majority, an critical step for President Joe Biden as he attempts to reshape the federal courts. President Trump had flipped the 2nd Circuit to a slight majority of Republican appointees.

A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Robinson served 11 years on the Vermont Supreme Court. Earlier in her career, however, she was a well known LGBTQ activist attorney who offered pro-bono services to help legalize gay marriage in Vermont well before it was mandated nationally.

Democratic U.S. Senators from Vermont, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, have praised Robinson for her leftist political efforts.

“She’s been hailed as a tireless champion for equal rights and equal justice in the mode of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Leahy said.

Click the above image to watch Sen. Ted Cruz question Beth Robinson during her Sept. 17 Senate Judiciary Hearing.

Conservatives, however, are concerned that Robinson’s extensive history as a political activist will interfere with her ability to serve as an impartial judge.

During a Sept. 17 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas questioned Robinson about her actions prior to becoming a judge. In particular, Cruz focused on Robinson’s work on behalf of a self-identified Catholic woman who demanded that a small printing company owned by devout Catholics print her pro-abortion pamphlets.

Abortion is clearly against Catholic teaching, and Cruz said he was concerned that Robinson’s legal past “demonstrates a marked hostility towards religious liberty.”

“I find it quite astonishing,” he said, “that as an advocate you’re suggesting that the law has purview to force pastors and priests and rabbis to change what they teach as a matter of faith if it does not fit a political position that you happen to support.”

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Murkowski breaks with Republicans to confirm radical LGBTQ activist judge

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    No surprise here. Lisa is and always was a traitor just like her daddy

  • Ekim+Kcidrub says:

    Lisa needs voted out. We don’t need or want a traitor representing Alaska. Maybe Epstein has something on her also.

    We don’t want a Rino.
    I’m a Proud member of the ” LGBFJB ” community.

  • thomas+brown says:

    My thoughts exactly Mr Totten

  • Patrocles says:

    Must be a last hail Mary because she will not serve again.

    • john otness says:

      Unless the dominion voting machine stranglehold on this state is smashed then she will retire when she is too old to be pushed in a wheelchair.. Our votes mean nothing when electronically they can be flipped…. Demand that the CCP owned Dominion voting machines be smashed and those who took the Bribes from Zuckerberg to comply with the fraud be jailed or we are doomed top another 1776 with no guarantees.

  • Lobo says:

    “Breaks with republicans”… When has she ever been “with republicans” ? … I know republicans have a lot of spineless members, but at least most of them don’t ever betray as does she… I guess it’s a she.

    • Sybil Peters says:

      She was written by demonrats and has done a lot of damage to our country. Looks like America is going under anyway as tyranny rules. The military turned out to be a joke on us.

  • NAV says:

    Who you kidding That snake has never voted in her own party lines

  • Steve says:

    Lisa is living on the dark side now. She hasn’t done anything for us in stopping the government overtaking our rights and medical freedoms. She worthless to the common Alaskan voter, only the corporations get her attention now. I believe she will cheat once again to win an election.

  • Richard+Eide says:

    Lisa will out-spend Kelly by at least 2 to 1. Who you going to vote for? A BIG Government liberal like Lisa, or a God and country conservative like Kelly?

  • Matthew says:

    Is anyone surprised at all? She’s as bad as AOC and votes the same ways. She only ran as a Republican because she would never win any other way.

  • Leslie says:

    Keep digging that hole Murkowski. Alaskan are done with your fence riding bs. You don’t work for Alaskans. You work to fill your own pocket. What a disgrace.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    I am shocked but not surprised. What is her reasoning? Would be fascinating to hear. She really needs to ‘come out’ and change her party affiliation.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Come out, so she’s probably LGBTQ herself.
      Alaskans we HAVE TO VOTE OUT this swamp Snake

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        God created, Red, Yellow, Black and White end of story
        What’s this LGBTQ did God create a new human that I’m not aware of,
        There’s a bunch of sick people out there

  • Ralph says:

    Not surprised.. what a disgrace.

  • Andy says:

    I’m sure there’s a seat for her at the CCP table

  • Greg in Homer says:

    I have a rule. Every time Lisa Murkowski makes a bad vote in the US Senate, I donate $100 to Kelly Tshibaka’s senatorial campaign. Then I email Lisa and tell her about it. This accomplishes three things. It supports someone that opposes Lisa. It gives negative reinforcement to Lisa for every bad vote she takes. It makes me feel better. I encourage others to do the same.

  • Herman Nelson says:

    A write-in is not going to save you now, princess lisa.

  • Linda says:

    I’m not Lisa…my name is Kelly!
    Born and raised in Alaska!!!

  • steve says:

    Don Young just joined the Lisa Murkowski network. The very thought of Don Young supporting the liberal (communist) infrastructure bill is shame and a stain on all Alaskans. He sold us out and should never be voted back into office again. He has lost my vote!