Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) once again on Monday afternoon, doubling down on his pledge to “campaign against her” while also saying that she is the “best friend” of Washington Democrats.
“Senator Lisa Murkowski has cost the great people of Alaska billions and billions of dollars by voting for Radical Left Biden appointees, which in turn led to the revocation of ANWR drilling,” Trump said in a statement. “Alaskans have been fighting to see [this] happen for six decades.”
“Not only did Murkowski kill the biggest economic stimulant for the State, but also one of the biggest energy producing sites in the world,” he continued. ““Nobody thought ANWR could be opened. We got it done, and she allowed it to be killed.”
Not stopping there, Trump proceeded to say that Murkowski is the “best friend Washington Democrats ever had—and Alaska’s reward for that betrayal is an empowered Left coming after their wealth and jobs.”
Trump concluded by saying that he firmly believes that Murkowski “will be met very harshly by the Alaska voters in 15 months,” and the former president pledged again that he “will be there to campaign against her!”
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), “was established in 1960 to preserve unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values.” The Joe Biden administration announced last week that it would cancel several oil and gas leases granted in the ANWR during the final weeks of Trump’s time in office.
Murkowski is one of the Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching Trump earlier this year. Back in March, Trump pledged that he will be campaigning against Murkowski and will do everything he can to make sure she’s not reelected.
“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a statement obtained by Politico.
“She represents her state badly and her country even worse,” he added. “I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.”