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Kavanaugh Confirmation

Conservatives threaten to destroy GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski's career after Kavanaugh vote

Conservatives are threatening to primary GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) — again.

Murkowski on Friday became the sole Republican to vote against moving Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to a final floor vote. This presumably means she will also vote no on his actual confirmation, although there's always the possibility of her voting differently. Now, conservatives are furious at Murkowski, with Fox News host Laura Ingraham saying the senator has "abandoned all principles of due process and fairness" and made a "disgraceful" decision. Ingraham also threatened to run against Murkowski the next time she is up for re-election, though that won't be until 2022.

Meanwhile, conservative writer Richard Armande Mills said he wants to fly to Washington to give Murkowski "a piece of my mind," while conservative commentator Candace Owens told Murkowski that she "affirmed the stereotype of weak, emotional women" with her vote.

Additionally, Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative organization Turning Point USA, is also threatening to primary Murkowski, saying that if she does not vote to confirm Kavanaugh on Saturday, "we the grassroots will launch a primary that will end your career." Murkowski did actually lose her Republican primary during the 2010 election, but she won in the general election via write-in anyway.