'RINOs are getting the memo': Internet slams Sen Lisa Murkowski as she contemplates leaving GOP amid party's shift toward Trump

'RINOs are getting the memo': Internet slams Sen Lisa Murkowski as she contemplates leaving GOP amid party's shift toward Trump
Senator Lisa Murkowski said she won't vote for Donald Trump (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a longstanding figure within the Republican Party, has voiced her discontent with the direction of her party under the shadow of former President Donald Trump.

In an interview with CNN, the Senator expressed her deep reservations about aligning herself with the MAGA figurehead, indicating a potential departure from the GOP.

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Sen Lisa Murkowski is unhappy with the GOP seemingly becoming a party of Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Sen Lisa Murkowski can't get behind Donald Trump

The rift between Lisa and Trump has been steadily widening, particularly in the aftermath of the ex-POTUS' second impeachment trial following the events of January 6, 2021.

Lisa, one of seven Republicans who defied party lines to vote for Trump's conviction, has unequivocally stated that she would not support his candidacy in any future elections.

She lamented, "I wish that as Republicans, we had … a nominee that I could get behind. I certainly can’t get behind Donald Trump."

When pressed about the possibility of defecting from the Republican Party, Lisa asserted her independent mindset, saying. "Oh, I think I’m very independent-minded. I just regret that our party is seemingly becoming a party of Donald Trump." 

"I am navigating my way through some very interesting political times, so let's just leave it at that," said the Senator when asked if she's considering an independent bid. 

Sen Lisa Murkowski's political journey has been marked by friction

Lisa's political journey has been marked by moments of friction within her own party. Initially appointed to the Senate by her father, former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski, her alignment with the Republican establishment was evident during the presidency of George W Bush.

However, clashes emerged with the emergence of the Tea Party movement, culminating in a challenging primary race in 2010, which she ultimately won through a historic write-in campaign.

Despite facing opposition from within her party, the Alaska Senator managed to secure reelection in subsequent races, even as she continued to challenge the Trump administration on key issues such as the confirmation of Supreme Court justices and the events surrounding January 6, 2021.

For the 2024 presidential election, she backed former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who withdrew from the race after Super Tuesday. 

In light of Trump's recent controversial remarks, especially after he said Jewish people who vote for Democrats must "hate" their religion, Lisa called it an "incredibly wrong and an awful statement." 

She also pushed back on his claims that January 6 prisoners are "hostages" and "patriots" who must be pardoned. "I don’t think that it can be defended. What happened on January 6 was … an effort by people who stormed the building in an effort to stop an election certification of an election. It can’t be defended," asserted the Senator. 


Internet reacts to Senator Lisa Murkowski voicing discontent over the GOP's recent trajectory 

One remarked, "The RINOs are getting the memo," and another said, "Nobody cares who that RINO votes for."

A person added, "Fair to say there are many Dems dressed up as Republicans-Romney and Murkowski are perfect examples." 

"If it wasn’t already clear, there is the Uniparty, and then there is a small contingent of Republicans that can genuinely be considered an opposition party," opined someone else. 

One more offered, "Murkowski represents some of the problems with the republican party and does not represent solutions this country needs" 






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