McConnell Gets the BOOT – Didn’t See This Coming!

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The Alaska Republican Party on Monday voted in favor of censuring Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his “divisive and misleading statements” regarding the candidate they have endorsed in Alaska’s Senate Race.

The state party also noted that the financial support given to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) by McConnell, even though she is going against Republican Kelly Tshibaka was “in direct contradiction” to the position the party had taken.

The resolution posted by the Alaska Republican Party claimed that the financial support that had been given by the Senate Leadership Fund had in many cases been used “for malicious political attack ads” against Kelly Tshibaka. They also added that the ads were not only misleading but also distorted the information. The resolution also called for the ad campaigns attacking Tshibaka to stop immediately and for no more support to be given to Murkowski.

The resolution was passed with a 49-8 vote.

This is not the first time that the Alaska Republican Party has voted to censure a Republican, last year they censured Murkowski after she voted in favor of impeaching former President Trump over the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Trump, who has been critical of both Murkowski and McConnell, and has even requested that the latter step down from his position, has endorsed Tshibaka.

McConnell is running the Senate Leadership Fund and has reportedly funneled millions in ad campaigns that specifically attacked Tshibaka.

Some of the information in the ad has also been shown by, to be inaccurate as in one ad there was a claim that Tshibaka was seeking to ban birth control by mail.

The Alaska Republican Party also said that their resolution and statement were also meant to warn voters against believing the ads.