In a recent CBS interview, pro-abortion U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski – like many Democrats across the nation – jumped on the abortion bandwagon and promised to work tirelessly to codify the legal killing of unborn babies.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CBS that she would break with Republicans to push abortion if re-elected on Nov. 8.

Murkowski is seeking a fourth full term to the U.S. Senate but faces a strong challenge from Republican backed conservative Kelly Tshibaka.

Speaking Nov. 3, Murkowski cast herself as a “bipartisan” politician who is more than willing to betray the Republican platform in order to help enshrine abortion in U.S. law. She, like many Democrats, sees this as a way to negate the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the abortion question to each state to decide individually.

“Codification of Roe vs. Wade is not going to happen unless there is a bipartisan approach to it,” Murkowski said. “It is as simple as that, and that’s why I, along with Susan Collins, Tim Kaine and Kyrsten Sinema, sat down some months ago to figure out: Is there a path forward?”

She said bipartisanship is key when it comes to issues as controversial as abortion.

“If you don’t start out with something that is bipartisan in the first place, you are doomed to fail, particularly in matters as significant as we’re talking about,” she said. “We’ve got a way to go, but I’m not in the camp that says it can’t be done.”

When told that it would likely be much more difficult to pass a pro-abortion law if Republicans successfully reclaimed control of the Senate, Murkowski said she would still be “in the mix and working” to enshrine abortion on the federal level.

“We’ve got to have a policy that endures,” she said, regardless of the political makeup.

Murkowski addressed the fact that she is increasingly at odds with the Republican Party, which she still claims to be affiliated with even after the Alaska Republican Party formally rejected her candidacy.

Without naming specific slights, Murkowski decried the fact that she and some other Republicans have been targets of intense criticism.

“It’s been an unfortunate reality of late that there is an escalating level of threats, intimidation, really bullying, that comes when you don’t, quote, – tow the party line – or when others just disagree with the stance that you have taken,” she said. “And that is unfortunate.”

Ultimately, Murkowski said she would not be beholden to the Republican platform, and noted that she was a politician who acts in ways that are “consistent” with her personal conscience, “not necessarily with the views of our party.”

She added that she represents all of Alaska, and she refuses to cater to Republicans.

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Murkowski boasts she’s not ‘beholden’ to Republicans, doubles down on abortion

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.


  • Lee Keel says:

    She said it, not consistent with HER conscience! To hell with the conscience of the Alaskan constituency. This has been her mantra forever, her way or be damned. Her father certainly didn’t do the Alaskan any favors. Vote, vote, vote! Have to use our voices to retire Murkowski yesterday.

  • North to Alaska says:

    Then don’t be a Republican….

  • Lobo says:

    She’s a “Republican” ??? Well… You could have fooled me.

    • Kathy L. says:

      Lisa has been censured by the Republican Party. They told her not to run as a Republican because she no longer holds to the values of the party. But b/c of ranked choice, anyone can run claiming any party they want, and Lisa still hopes to fool people who aren’t paying attention.

  • Steve says:

    Lisa is the type of person that will say and do what ever she needs too to get elected. She is Alaska’s Benedict Arnold. If she is so firm on her betrayal of the Republican party why doesn’t she switch her affiliation? She constantly boasts that she brings the all these federal dollar into the state, not realizing that it’s politicians like her that take it from our family’s income in the first place. Her job, as a Senator, is to do what is best for the country, not the State. I have one word that describes her, pitiful.

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    Why can’t this woman be barred from the party for the rejection of the party platform, and if she continues to campaign and receive money from the party, she face a lawsuit? Isn’t her standing based upon the state party organization, or is it the national party organization? Is this a political party, or an organized criminal gang?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Reggie, it’s is a criminal gang running Lisa’s RINO party. Can she be sued for mis-representation? She definitely is not working for the Republican part – has not been for a long time. Now, that same criminal gang is running Mary Peltola’s platform. I would not be surprised if Nick Begich is in with that good ‘ole club also.

      • Steve says:

        Mitch McConnell is doling out the money to Lisa. Lisa is beholden to Mitch. We all know Mitch and his wife are tied to China, is Lisa also?

      • Reggie Taylor says:

        Murky is supposed to be representing the state of Alaska in the Senate, and she has chosen to run as a Republican Party member. The state party, not the national party, should decide if she qualifies. If the national party is at the helm of her candidacy, the state party should sue to prevent her from Republican representation.

  • Andy says:

    pack your bags Lisa, it’s over. Go Tshibaka!!!

  • Steve says:

    Lisa’s not beholding to her religious beliefs either. So, can she really be trusted?

  • Marilyn Wick says:

    She cannot be trusted as she speaks with a forked tongue; claiming to love Alaska & it’s people with her whole heart. That heart has a lot of holes in it as she has signed with Biden’s orders to; stop oil production &exploration NATIONWIDE which cost thousands of Alaskan jobs, jacked the price of oil & put this nation in a weak position militarily, of which she doesn’t wish to strengthen; signed to have a gun ban, and she’s all in for murdering the unborn at least through birth. Chuck Schumer loves Lisa! Republicans hope she tanks.

  • NAV says:

    Murkowski sold biblical morals for greed and power. She is the reason this state is in the crapper with the North Slope – being shut down she sided with BIDEN to close the North slope.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    And as a Catholic will answer to GOD himself for violating his law of “Thou Shall Not Kill”.

  • Robert Bowers says:

    Lisa is a FRAUD

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  • Concerned Alaskan says:

    “…not be beholden to the Republican platform”? The problem I have with her, is that she’s not “beholden to her constituents”; she totally ignores them. All that she cares for, is her own political agenda.

  • slabhand says:

    Murky is the current Senator @ Large for PPH. She needs to move on to NJ or NY and get out of Alaska.

  • Anon says:

    Civilized societies do not kill their young
    Vote them all out

  • William R says:

    Last time Murkowski lost the election she jumped ship and ran as an independent then dug up dirt on her opponent Miller and then after she won she jumped back into the republican party. Now because she knew she would lose in a fair election, she and outside interest sold the Alaska voters on this rank choice voting baloney, and now unfortunately we have to suffer through 6 more year of this two face, self serving skunk and to boot we will have to suffer through two years of the democrats newest stooge Peltola. The only thing we can be thankful for is Peltola will be a one term wonder because she won’t get anything done for Alaska and Murkoski has burned almost all of her bridges with the republican party