As we enter 2022, it’s time to examine the record of Alaska’s senior senator, Lisa Murkowski, over the last year. After strongly opposing the election of President Donald Trump and helping Joe Biden take power, Murkowski immediately set about enabling Biden’s radical agenda.

On his first day in office, Biden blocked energy exploration in ANWR, and then nominated Deb Haaland, known as a radical environmentalist, for Interior Secretary. Even though Murkowski expressed concerns that Haaland would be harmful to Alaska, she cast the deciding vote in committee to confirm her. Except for Murkowski, Haaland never would have become Interior Secretary. 

When a federal judge blocked Alaska’s massive Willow oil and gas project, Haaland refused to appeal the decision. Haaland also obstructed a federal court ruling that would re-open ANWR by claiming her Department needed to redo an environmental survey. These foreseeable Haaland decisions have cost Alaska billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, all of which reflect Murkowski’s commitment to her constituency of one – Joe Biden – rather than all the Alaskans she was elected to represent.

But Haaland’s assault on Alaska is about more than just energy.

She spends her time in the Senate cultivating her political allegiances to Biden and other D.C. insiders.

She is pushing to close off 60 million additional acres of federal public lands to hunting next year, and she has refused to honor multiple US Supreme Court decisions that upheld Alaska’s right to manage its navigable waters. To enforce our rights, the state is expending significant resources battling the radical-environmentalist chief lawyer at the Department of Interior. Guess who cast the tiebreaking vote for his confirmation? Lisa Murkowski.

Murkowski also has helped confirm other nominees who have sabotaged our right to manage our resources, like the Secretary of Agriculture who is reinstituting the “roadless rule,” which means Alaska will no longer have access to the Tongass National Forest for tourism and timber production. This is another Murkowski vote that killed countless Alaskan jobs and favored Biden over Alaskans. 

Murkowski also was the only Republican – and the tie-breaking vote – to confirm Vanita Gupta, an anti-police activist who has testified in support of defunding police departments. As a top Justice Department official now, Gupta oversees federal grants to local police departments. Given our high domestic abuse, crime, and sexual assault rates, this Murkowski vote was a direct shot at our public safety victims.

Murkowski broke from Republicans at least twelve times to confirm radical Biden nominees. And she did nothing to take a stand against Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates.

Undaunted, Murkowski brags about writing Biden’s “infrastructure bill,” which really is just the Green New Deal. It punishes carbon production through heavy fines – another dagger aimed at Alaska’s heart. 

What’s more, under the bill, Alaska must apply, compete, be selected to receive infrastructure dollars, and then secure the same permits and environmental surveys we have been unable to get from the Biden administration thus far! In some cases, we must create more state government offices before we can even qualify. Murkowski pretends this bait-and-switch bill is good for us, but she adamantly opposed Trump, who proposed an infrastructure bill that did not include the Green New Deal.

Murkowski’s record this year is consistent with her past. In 2011, Murkowski gushed about confirming the appointment of U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason because she was a woman and nice to people in court. Gleason’s record as a non-constitutionalist, environmental activist didn’t matter to Murkowski. Gleason predictably has 1) killed the Willow oil project, 2) canceled the life-saving road to King Cove, and 3) ruled that federal agencies, not the state, have game management authority in Alaska.

Finally, during Murkowski’s time in office and on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the national debt has exploded from $6 Trillion to $30 Trillion. Murkowski was one of the few Republicans who voted to allow Democrats to increase the debt ceiling this year.

It’s little wonder that in a recent campaign finance report, only three percent of Murkowski’s donors were Alaskans. She spends her time in the Senate cultivating her political allegiances to Biden and other D.C. insiders. Her votes show that she cares more about her popularity in D.C. than she does about the people in Alaska. 

There’s also no mystery why the Alaska Republican Party has censured her and prohibited her from identifying as a Republican. She has abandoned Alaska values to represent Biden and enable his radical agenda. 

I have been endorsed by the Alaska GOP and by President Trump. When I’m your U.S. senator, I will represent the people of Alaska – not Biden and the DC insiders. 

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Kelly Tshibaka: ‘2021 proved that Murkowski has abandoned Alaska’

Kelly Tshibaka
Kelly Tshibaka is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska.


  • kris spencer says:

    I don’t see how someone can remain ID’d with a particular party and yet not hold to half the things that the party stands for. Why can’t she just switch parties? Why can’t she be thrown out of the Republican party? How can she run as a Republican? I can’t help but feel things are going to get REALLY interesting.

  • Ed Barno says:

    As an almost 50 year Alaskan resident, I have always supported GOP candidates at every governmental level, because the general party principles align with my personal ones. In Murkowski’s case, I consider her voting record a betrayal to those principles not only in political affairs, but also in the realm of moral judgements, especially in regards to pro life issues. If there were no other GOP candidates to oppose her re- election, I would be compelled in conscience to write in “Donald Duck” or some such fictional character, rather than to facilitate another term in office for this travesty of a human being.

  • PL says:

    That photo shows exactly who Murkowski is politically in bed with. Sniffer Biden.

  • Karen Elaine Quirk says:

    As an actual Roman Catholic and who is aware that Lisa Murkowski is or was or had been Catholic — She must be added to those who — if in line to receive communion — poses a big question in the minds of all who witness the act. Move over Biden, Pelosi and any other politician who espouses the killing of babies while holding and publicly professing what is really amounting to a fake form of religiosity. See Ten Commandments (not the movie, but the Bible). The USCCB met on this a couple of months ago…to varying degrees of dispute regarding whether or not to refuse such politicians Holy Communion. The end result was to go for the so-called pastoral approach…yes, we are all sinners…so it seems we must just go along within the communion line without a thought toward what this reveals to others who actually practice the faith. No wonder people are leaving the Catholic Church in droves. Lack of trust in leaders — the smoke of Satan is whirling and twirling around us — even, or perhaps most especially, here in Alaska.

  • Greg in Homer says:

    Murkowski is a RINO that is aligned with the Democrats in Washington DC, and has done little to support the interests of Alaskans. She should not be re-elected next November. Unfortunately, due to the dubious “Ranked Choice” voting system, we will be using for the first time, any outcome is possible. Alaskans interested in electing a senator that holds their political views should vote for Kelly Tshibaka. The only way to overcome Murkowski shenanigans in the next election is for an overwhelming turnout and vote for Kelly Tshibaka. Make it too hard for the Democrats and RINO’s to steal the election by giving Kelly Tshibaka a huge vote tally that is uncheatable.

  • John J Otness says:

    Sullivan also voted. for Haaland… Semper Fi ….

  • John Mowery says:

    Very true points address Kelly. Thank you for running and l am looking forward to voting for you for US Senate and Nich Begich III for US House. It is time for Murkowski and even Young to go. As a young conservative and pro-life Alaskan, a never voter for Lisa Murkowski and former supporter for Joe Miller’s US Senate races; I am looking forward to seeing the Alaska establishment broken up in Washington DC and Lisa gone. My primary support will be for the Nich Begich campaign in 2022, but I will be voting for you and be supportive of you on the sideline.

  • Michael Hughes says:

    Get rid of ranked voting (which passed by the narrowest margin in a fraudulent election in which over 100% of the registered voters voted), get rid of ANY campaign donations that are not from the constituents of the office for which they are running, get rid of the baby murderer and anti Alaska Murkowski. But I am afraid that most people are too ignorant, either by apathy or choice for anything to change in this country: I hope and pray I am wrong.

  • Sharon says:

    Murkowski is a traitor to her party. She must go!!

  • Johnny Furlong says:

    And while she is doing all of this where is our Governor???

    He should be fighting and using his bully pulpit to address and call out the criminality of Ms Gleason and Harland while using EVERY tool and power to stand against all of this.
    Dunleavy should have ALREADY been very vocal and loud about Murkowski.
    Kurka for Gov!

  • Debi says:

    I voted for her one time. I emailed her about some of her Democrat leaning votes that she gave the ds and although she answered me, it was just a bunch of garbled crap she tried to justify what she had done. She’s nothing but evil and needs to go I wish she would not ever come back to Alaska

  • hj says:

    Kelly Tshibaka WILL BE GREAT FOR ALASKA!!!!!

  • hj says:

    Murkowski has to go!!!!!!!

  • hj says:

    Saving America starts by saving the GOP from RINOs, (Republican in Name Only – liberal beliefs) from sellouts, and from “known LOSERS!”

  • jh says:

    It is time for all the cows go back home.
    Cows- CA, Oregon, Washington

  • jh says:

    Posted -Winston Churchill said, “If you do not feel a liberal in your youth, you don’t have a heart.
    If you are still a liberal after the age of 30, you don’t have a brain.”