Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski once again broke ranks with her Senate Republicans to help Democrats narrowly approve another far-left nominee for President Joe Biden. This time, Murkowski was one of five Republicans who joined 45 Democrats on Feb. 15 in support of Dr. Robert Califf as the new FDA commissioner. The final vote was 50-46.

Califf, who President Obama previously tapped to run the FDA in 2016, helped lead the charge to expand the use and availability of the experimental abortion pill Mifeprex.

Abortion activists lobbied hard for Califf’s nomination this time around, hoping he can further expand and approve over-the-counter abortion pills. Pro-life organizations, on the other hand, strongly urged the Senate to reject him. Some 50 pro-life organizations sent a letter to the Senate last month, warning that during Califf’s previous stint with the FDA the agency had drastically undermined the reporting and safety protocols for chemical abortions.

Dr. Robert Califf

“Now the Biden administration seeks your consent to return Dr. Robert Califf to the top spot at the FDA where he will be asked to approve mail-order chemical abortion,” the letter noted. “With a track record of rubber-stamping abortion industry demands and with permanent authorization of unsafe mail-order abortion hanging in the balance, Califf is the wrong choice for FDA Commissioner.”

Califf’s nomination was also opposed by a number of Democrats who were displeased with how he handled the opioid epidemic under the Obama administration.

Adding to the controversy is the fact that Califf has served as a paid consultant to pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZenica.

Accord to a White House statement late last year, Biden envisions Califf helping to lead the nation’s fight against Covid, including the approval of more vaccines.

“As the FDA considers many consequential decisions around vaccine approvals and more, it is mission critical that we have a steady, independent hand to guide the FDA,” Biden said in announcing his Califf’s nomination. “I am confident Dr. Califf will ensure that the FDA continues its science and data driven decision-making.”

Murkowski joins Dems to confirm Biden’s pro-abortion, pro-jab pick to run FDA

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.


  • JC says:

    No surprise seeing as Sen. Murkowski, a supposed Catholic, supports abortion.
    Please, Alaskans, vote her out.

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      This pro-life advocate is appalled, but not surprised that Pro death employees of WE the people divert our taxes to kill innocent humans on one hand while getting huge monies from Planned Parenthood and other so called pro choice groups. Biden, Pelosi, Murkowski and their ilk are still not excommunicated and still allowed to take holy communion? Why

    • ML Holt says:

      There is NO such thing as Pro Abortion, there is Pro Choice though.. Women have a right to make decisions regarding their health and right to give birth or not, and since it isn’t your body involved, you have no right trying to make decisions for me.

      • Linda says:

        Murder is still illegal!! Abortion is murder!

      • JC says:

        Word choice is what we have here. That is all. The growing human being within the womb does not get a choice. The genetic makeup of this human is distinctly different from the woman’s body. It is not therefore, her body. Abortion is the murder of a separate human being. You say choice, I say abortion(murder).

  • John J Otness says:

    She very well knows that the apathy and weak pathetic lack of will in the Alaskan Voter to stand
    against the CCP Dominion cheat machines that she can stand above the public and piss on them and tell
    them its rain…… She will steal re-election and she knows it….

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Old pinch face has now reached the point where she blatantly jabs her finger in the eyes of Republicans. No more pretexts. If RCV wasn’t in the offing, she would stand no chance of ever being reelected.

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      Sad but true. The Republicans and Democrats are so similar. They raise funds, meet, socialize together, and many of their kids go to same schools. No matter what, Socialist, Commie Democrats stick like glue. Not true of Republicans.. weak kneed, but for a few “Oath Keepers.” They all promises to uphold and defend the constitution for WE the folks.. but before the ink is dried.. they turn on us over and over. What will we do? – grandma

  • NiC says:

    Her and I disagree on aborted babies!
    She’s not a horrible women but she is! definately! leaning on that fence! of a socialist!

  • NC says:

    Maybe we should look at people that can’t have babies….and would like too adopt an unwanted baby!
    Besides, we have enough fed dollars out there? means of preventing pregnancy!
    Look into it! helping people to adopt more! with tons of screenings of mental health, psych!
    We are handing out syringes! in many towns? for drug users? What about babies?
    Ask yourself? What would you do?

    • kris spencer says:

      I agree. I personally know 2 couples who adopted b/c they were unable to have children. In fact, there are more couples seeking to adopt then there are babies to adopt b/c such a high number of babies are aborted. There is a huge misunderstanding about adoption and even the faith-based Crisis Pregnancy Centers are unable to adequately talk about adoption. In recent years, it’s become more acceptable to say “make an adoption plan” rather than “give up” for adoption. Open adoption is much more prevalent today and women can choose the parents, interview them and even arrange visits after the baby is born. Prior to Roe vs Wade, adoption was the common course for an un-planned pregnancy. After 1973, abortion quickly overtook adoption. To place a child for adoption is HOPE! Women regret abortion and often think about what the child would be like if they had made a different choice. Adoption is a win-win. A birth Mom who isn’t prepared or who can’t assume the responsibility of raising a child at the time, will always be able to know her child and still have a relationship with him or her when she chooses adoption.

  • Greg in Homer says:

    Again Murkowski disappoints Alaskans. She isn’t even hiding her sympathies for the Democrats now, and must be defeated at the November election.

  • Steve says:

    Just the name Murkowski brings thoughts of discuss over her evil acts.

  • Random Alaskan says:

    Mark my words, Lisa will soon be discovered as being part of the democrat run human trafficking multi trillion dollar business industry. That is the only thing that makes sense about why she was appointed and why she is still in play.

    She was also close with Ghislaine Maxwell who was rumored to have visited Anchorage, Alaska at least 2 times per year before her arrest for trafficking children to creepy old men thru Epstein. Maxwell owned and operated a submarine and also held a license to operate and to fly helicopters. We are a trafficking HUB here in Alaska because of bordering multiple seas. Murkowski has got to be in on it, all of them are, or they wouldn’t be clinging so desperately and illegally, to power right now, after Donald Trump started taking out all of their DUMBs and repatriating trafficked humans that have been rescued from the monsters selling and abusing them. Tens of thousands! The democrats and the Republicans are all involved. It’s why they are silent and remain complicit. None of this is by accident or by chance.

    • Gunter Thompson says:

      Joel: you should vett comments more carefully. Wackiness like this letter makes you look irrelevant.

  • kris spencer says:

    I don’t see how Lissa can even be on the republican ticket…she doesn’t agree with what the party stands for.

    • Linda says:

      She won’t be on the ballot. The Republican party censured her. She hasn’t made up her mind…which one she wants. Her parents must be sooo proud of her!

    • Gunter Thompson says:

      The party claims that January 6 was “legitimate public discourse”.

  • Teresa says:

    This ol’ RINO needs to GO!

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    We need to vote her out!

  • Steve says:

    Just read a article at the Epoch Times where as the Republican Senators filed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland not to interfere with the Durham investigation. The only Senate Republicans who didn’t sign the letter were Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

  • Debi Kirchner says:

    Why is this person still in office ?

  • Karl W Speights says:

    As I decided to run against Senator Murkowski for Alaska US Senate in the 2022 election, I was disappointed that she forgot her role in the US Senate. She represents the “We The People” of Alaska, as a PUBLIC SERVANT. Her posturing is about pushing the socialist agenda; 1. Destroying the family, 2. destroying the moral and value-based fabric of America, 3. Destroying and attacking GOD’s Commandments, and last, 4. Destroying our children’s future…out of control debt, socialist education, abortion and vaccines, and now voting “against” our alienable God-given rights, LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Then stop voting for the pediphiles in this administration. We need to keep Alaska the greatest state in the republic. Get out in August (primary election) 2022 and vote her out. We have the resources that can save America; people and products. We are the last hope and the last frontier. Alaska is the most interesting state in the North American continent! Why, because our state is the most mis-understood and most mis-represented piece of real estate that lives under the sovereignty of the American Flag. Alaskans like myself, born and raised in the territory in 1953, as well as transported ‘Johnny come-lately’s, feel that strange magic that bonds us as people of the “Great Land.” Great because of our potential, raw power in resources and minerals, and our open-ness, our hospitality, our comradery…as Alaskans. The stewards of the land, our Alaskan brethren, native to our homestead, started this journey…our great history. But For God! He created the scenery, the wild glaciers, the magnificent mountains, the blue-black oceans and lakes, the abundance of wild game. Yep, the volcanoes too. Don’t get me started on the great fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, trapping and seasonal berry picking. Last, we are the most LOYAL and Freedom loving people. Let’s remind Lisa about “LOYALTY DAY” passed by Congressional ACT 85-529 in 1958. It was a day we could counter the Socialist-Communist “May Day”, this was the victory achieved by military veterans pushing for Americanism. Its purpose…for American Citizens to publicly reaffirm loyalty to America with Flags flying on homesteads and a new Pledge of Allegiance. By joint resolution, the Senate (72 Stat. 369), and signed by the President as a proclamation. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Karl Speights, Republican Conservative-Patriot Candidate for Alaska US Senate, 2022 (

  • Karl W Speights says:

    For: Sharon, ML, JC, Linda and NiC. Pray for Lisa Murkowski. Her voting record is abysmal, but it clearly shows she has bought into the liberalism-socialistic expansion of feel-correct phraseology, like “A woman’s Choice” or ‘freedom’ of choice. Both of these are ‘consciousness’ mis-interpretation or mis-information slogans. The key word is “CHOICE”. Definition doesn’t change. “An act of making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. So as an analyst, I have to ask. She the pregnant woman had a starting choice. Was her choice to safe sex or unprotected sex. She’s pregnant. it’s obvious she chose wrong. Now, Let’s set some parameters; the child is formed, because there are only two sexes; a man who has the sperm/penis, and a woman who has vulva that fertilizes the eggs in her ovaries (Biology 101). When the egg is fertilized,GOD intervenes. Scientists can not explain how or when the life starts. But life is void without the soul. God touches the fertilized egg and life begins. Then reverse happens, the instant you die your soul leaves the shell of the body. Part 2. The baby is God’s creation. The Bible states God made man and woman to pro-create; with/for Him, on earth. My point is now this newly created human; has inalienable GOD-given rights, to live or die. It’s its choice. Especially when you (mother) initially made a bad choice. Just my view, postulating that Murkowski is wrong,

  • Karl W Speights says:

    Also, if she is a devout Catholic ( I was a Catholic once), but unlike me I’m a born again Christian who adheres to GOD’s law; The TEN COMMANDMENTS, So what does GOD say about killing a life. “Thou shalt not kill.” Done Karl Speights

  • Karl W Speights says:

    Lisa Murkowski does not represent “We The People” of this great state. You’d think she went to college in Oregon or California and is believing their voting platforms being pushed by Pelosi.