The Republican Senator Isn’t Ruling Out Quitting GOP: Discover Why


Sen. Lisa Murkowski is furious about Donald Trump’s candidacy and the party’s current course, and she won’t rule out leaving the GOP. The seasoned Alaskan Republican, who is done with the outgoing president and declared she “absolutely” would not vote for him, was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment hearing in the wake of January 6, 2021.

Murkowski Thinking About Her Future In The GOP

“I wish we had a nominee that I could support as Republicans,” Murkowski stated on CNN. “I can’t support Donald Trump at all,” Given the party’s tilt in favor of Trump, Murkowski is thinking about her future in the GOP. She declined to declare in the interview if she would continue to be a Republican.

Murkowski said, “Oh, I think I’m very independent-minded,” when asked if she would ever become independent. “I just regret that our party seems to be turning into a Donald Trump party,” she continued. Murkowski responded, “I am navigating my way through some very interesting political times,” when asked whether it meant she may turn independent. That’s all I have to say.

It’s not like Murkowski has always been the outsider in her group. The senator was appointed by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski, in 2002. Her political views aligned with those of George W. Bush, the president at the time. She had a close bond with Ted Stevens, the senior Republican senator from her state, who provided federal funds that helped Alaska develop.