Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch:I urge Pres. Obama to follow a tradition embraced by both parties and allow his successor to select the next Supreme Court justice. (4/5)— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) February 19, 2016
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski pulled back from an earlier position that the Senate should give a hearing to a nominee to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, saying Thursday that President Obama shouldn’t even nominate a replacement.
The day before, Murkowski told reporters at a news conference that the Senate should hold a hearing on a nominee — a position setting her apart from Mitch McConnell, the leader of Murkowski’s Republican Senate majority, who said Scalia’s vacancy should not be filled.
Then, on Thursday afternoon, Murkowski issued a carefully crafted statement from her official Facebook account saying that there shouldn't be a nominee.
“Given the timing of this vacancy, in the middle of our presidential election, the American people will clearly be weighing in on the direction of the Supreme Court,” the statement said. “I urge the president to follow a tradition embraced by both parties over the past 80 years and allow his successor in the White House to select the next Supreme Court justice. If he ignores this precedent, I believe that extraordinary circumstances give the Senate every right to deny the nominee an up or down vote.”
There she is folks, our spineless, wishy washy, Senator Lisa Murkowski.
And the thing is that compared to the virtually invisible Koch brother owned Senator Dan Sullivan, and the idiotic Congressman Don Young, she is actually the best we have to offer.
Aren't you jealous!