Kelly Tshibaka, who is vying to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski this year, blasted the 20-year Republican senator for claiming to be undecided on whether to vote to confirm President Joe Biden’s leftist nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Biden has nominated D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, widely considered one of the most liberal justices on the high court. But Jackson also has a long history of supporting many of the most radical social issues, including the LGBTQ political agenda and abortion rights.

Tshibaka said Murkowski’s indecision regarding Jackson is unsurprising given that she was one of only three Republicans who voted to confirm Jackson to her current seat on the federal bench.

“Murkowski already has a record of voting to confirm leftist judges nominated by President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden, and she has been a dependable vote for Biden’s nominees, having voted to confirm over 90 percent of his radical high-level picks,” Tshibaka said in a March 10 statement. She added that Murkowski’s indecision is “the same old guessing game that Alaska is tired of: ‘Which way will Murkowski vote?’”

U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka

As a liberal, pro-abortion Republican seeking to stave off a solid conservative challenger in Tshibaka, Murkowski is in somewhat of a bind. It is widely believed that she needs to draw strong support from Independents and Democrats in order to win another term. At the same time, she cannot afford to completely alienate all Republican support.

In addition to Tshibaka, Murkowski must also fight off longtime State Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson, an African American and hard-left Democrat. Since Gray-Jackson has clearly aligned herself with Alaska’s liberal voter block, she is expected to syphon off much of that vote in the U.S. Senate race.

Tshibaka accused Murkowski of playing games with the Supreme Court nominee decision.

“Alaskans deserve to know where their senator stands on such a crucial decision, and it should be consistent with the Constitution and how a majority of Alaskans would vote,” Tshibaka said. “The fact that Murkowski says she’s conflicted is offensive – she’s always torn between doing what’s right for Alaska or catering to her Washington, D.C. elitist friends. And too much of the time, she comes down on the side of her elitist friends, voting for judges whose ideology is harmful to Alaska, including the federal judge who killed both the Willow oil and gas project and the King Cove Road. And she also fights against solid, constitutionalist judges like Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett.”

Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

Tshibaka slams Murkowski for waffling on ‘radical’ Supreme Court pick

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.


  • Ralph says:

    Murhinoski more like it..

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Vote this loser/Lisa out.
    Kelly has your vote

  • Robert A Schenker says:

    Kelly Who? I don’t care as long as it’s not LISA.
    Kelly T has my vote if for no other reason then the statement above. Kelly T needs to focus on this simple truth, ” I’m not Lisa”. Perhaps enlist that old 1975 (Jessie Colter?) Song as her theme.

  • Natural Alaskan says:

    Lisa always claims to be undecided. That’s probably why she flunked the bar exam so many times. Actually, she is usually just trying to figure out how much she can sell out Alaskans and still keep her job. Typical politician, just slower than most.

  • Andy says:

    Democrats, promise everyone the world and always, always promote everything anti-american, anti-christian, pro-abortion, pro LGBT, pro socialist, pro China, pro anti-2a and just hell bent on destroying America and they even admit it and win a seat! RINO’s promise you the world with the mirror image of all that a democrat espouses, they lie their way to the top and vote left, always. I’m concerned with the time Tsibaka spent in the swamp, 8 years in the office of director of natural intelligence, 3 1/2 years in USPS office of inspector general, a grand total of 17 years employed by the feds. I’m far from a Murkowski fan at this point and sure as hell hope Tshibaka doesn’t turn RINO.

  • Leigh says:

    Stop calling it “abortion rights”. Someone has the right to kill someone else…? Pretty high bar to prove

  • Barb Melland says:

    Lisa frequently plays the undecided game.
    Have watched her on the senate floor swarmed by democraps and Republicans vying for her deciding vote. She is a self serving opportunist.

  • Steve says:

    By now if you don’t know where Lisa stands then your not paying attention. She’s a Liberal!

  • Terry Tiree says:

    Schenker – I wouldn’t vote for Murkowski. I’m a liberal. But I think she has integrity and intelligence and maturity.