On Sunday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski sat down with one of the most liberal activist groups in Anchorage to share her vision for Alaska and the nation. Given just a month before the Nov. 8 midterms, the interview was clearly intended to reach out to Democratic and left-leaning voters.

Murkowski is attempting to hang on to her 21-year U.S. Senate seat, but she faces a serious challenge from conservative Kelly Tshibaka who is backed by Alaska’s Republican Party and conservatives in general. In order to retain her Senate seat, Murkowski needs to attract Democratic voters.

Murkowski’s one-hour online interview with Alaska Black Caucus President Celeste Hodge Growden ranged over a series of volatile political issues that are important to an organization which promotes critical race theory, LGBTQ politics and many other left of center cultural causes.

Murkowski began the Oct. 2 interview by lavishing praise on the Alaska Black Caucus for its community leadership.

Growden then played a video from earlier this year showing Ketanji Brown Jackson being sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. After playing the clip, Growden noted that “many Republicans didn’t support the nomination, but you did, Senator Murkowski.”

In fact, Murkowski was one of just three Republicans to join all 50 Senate Democrats in backing Jackson.

Murkowski cited a host of general qualities as justification for voting to confirm Jackson. She said she believes Jackson will administer justice “fairly and equally,” without regard to persons and that she will follow the law. She also praised Jackson’s “temperament that was clear and balanced,” and her commitment to be “unbiased in how she approaches matters before us.”

Murkowski then proceeded to blast the 47 Republicans who opposed Jackson’s nomination, accusing them of voting against her simply because a Democratic president nominated her.

Murkowski noted that she is the lone Senate Republican who supports the controversial John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

In reality, many conservatives expressed grave concerns about Jackson’s judicial philosophy and controversial rulings from the bench.

President Biden touted Jackson as the first black female to serve on the high court. Her confirmation hearings, however, sparked heated controversy when it was revealed that she has a history of light sentencing in child pornography cases, refuses to state when human life begins, claims there is no “simple answer” to what women are, and is noncommittal with regard to whether people are endowed with natural rights.

Despite these revelations, Murkowski continues to praise Jackson.

“The qualities that Ketanji Brown Jackson brings to the bench are stellar,” Murkowski said during the Oct. 2 interview.

A little later on, Murkowski noted that she is the lone Senate Republican who supports the controversial John Lewis Voting Rights Act legislation. The Democratic bill has drawn criticism from conservatives who warn, that if approved, the proposal could empower left-wing activists to harness the courts and the Department of Justice to block states or local election authorities from enacting voting laws aimed at safeguarding the integrity of elections. It would also grant the federal government the ability to interfere in political precincts and eventually federalize state and local election protocols.

On the question of gun control and Second Amendment rights, Murkowski highlighted the fact that she voted with Democrats to pass the Safer Communities Act earlier this year. Murkowski praised the bill, while also suggesting that it “was not all it could have been.”

Pushed by Democrats, the bill was hailed by the political left as a historic advancement in gun control. The act contained numerous vague and poorly defined provisions that gun rights advocates say will be abused by local authorities, aggrieved family members, and political opponents to violate Second Amendment rights. In particular, the Act incentivizes states to pass red flag laws aimed at keeping firearms from those who have never committed a crime but are nonetheless deemed by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others. Critics say these laws are unconstitutional because they violate the rights of citizens who have committed no crimes.

Other aspects of the package include funding for mental health and school safety programs, added background check protocols and greater restrictions for gun sellers.

Murkowski was one of 17 Senate Republicans to vote in favor of the gun control act.

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Murkowski panders to hard leftists in Oct. 2 interview

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    So why is Senator Murkowski is so Democrat doesn’t she just change her party affiliation to Democrat? She has not one thing to do with Republicans anylonger. We need to send her a close long message to FIND A NEW JOB.

  • Robert Bowers says:


  • Lobo says:

    We need to get the “Rigged Choice Voting” machines trash canned to help eject her. Cheating is on her main menu.

  • Dennis DeWinter says:

    Lisa Murlowski’s current ad that is running on You Tube says that she voted to prevent trillions of dollars in wasted spending. It was my understanding that she actually voted in favor of Biden’s Build, Back Better bill along with the so called Inflation Reduction Act, which it isn’t. Is this the case?

    • Diana says:

      Yes, that is the case and she helped to write the build back better bill that couldn’t pass muster and was loaded with waste. She is an abusive woman with no good intention for Alaska but her pocket. Biden has been her “buddy” for years and years and so is Pelosi. Wake up, Alaska!!!

  • Kathy L. says:

    I don’t know how parties work, but when someone associated with your party deserts your party and votes with an opposing party much of the time and holds to many of the things the opposing party stands for (against what their associated party affiliation stands for), then can’t she be removed from an affiliation with the party? She hasn’t been “republican” for a long time. She must really feel threatened by Kelly if she has to hope in far left liberal party support.

    • Lobo says:

      I can’t remember when she was a republican… A real republican.

    • Great Granny says:

      The Alaska Republican Party censured her last year. She hasn’t been a ‘Republican’ for many years! Alaskans need to vote her out! Rank the Red and vote for

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Remember when Joe Miller beat her.
    Same thing she pandered to the native-left leaning voters to cheat. How do you spell her name-Loser with a write in campaign.
    Vote Kelly

  • Steve says:

    Lisa has become a creature of the Deep State DC cult. She is no longer an Alaskan. She cheats, lies, and only wants this job for her own personal benefit. Her only claim is she brings money back to the state and then claims she voted against wasteful spending, she lies like a professional politician. We don’t need a professional politician, we need a patriot to occupy OUR senate seat, not Lisa’s seat.

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Please tell me that photo is “shopped”. I can’t stand Murkowski at many levels, but it’s probably not good to use her looks to portray her as more monstrous than she already is.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lisa Murcowski is an evil reptile. I wish that she would not have chosen to make that turtle face to show her reptilian personality – does the turtle an injustice!

      • Marlene C. says:

        I find that photo to be the one she usually displays. Does she ever have a “human” look that includes a smile.

  • Trained Observer says:

    You have to ask yourself one question; What is the motive of any politician after serving in federal office 21 years, to cause to be developed one of the most sinister and underhanded schemes to keep oneself in office indefinitely? Power! It’s the drug that intoxicates completely, is abused by everyone that samples it, and one that addicts cannot ever seem to kick. Public office was never meant to be a career.

  • C says:

    Well I remember a train ride with a group and some guy was walking around introducing her to all that would greet her. I thought you are so absent minded if you think I am going to vote for this woman.
    Remember the write in vote so many fell for, they helped you remember .
    “ Vote Mur–”

  • L says:

    “Vote- Mur- picture of a cow- picture of skis” I remember that.

  • R says:

    My leftist neighbors are bragging about voting for her. That speaks volumes to me.

  • David says:

    her Dad was great governor I thought, but in this case the apple fell far away from the tree. left that is! she is a sell out and one of many that needs to be rooted out