Kelly Tshibaka Mounting ‘Conservative Challenge’ Against Incumbent Murkowski

Republican Kelly Tshibaka is mounting a primary challenge against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for this year’s Alaska Senate election and is presenting arguments against the incumbent’s lack of conservative conviction.

In an appearance Saturday on Breitbart News, Tshibaka called Joe Biden the “worst President in history” and pointed out that his radical agenda depends on assistance from “buddies” like Murkowski. She said that Murkowski and other Republicans open to the Biden agenda have been “bought by the left.”

Tshibaka said that the response to the COVID pandemic is a “prime example” of how Biden exploits Republican support. She noted that Biden promised that he would not issue a vaccine mandate, claiming that he didn’t have the legal authority in any event before he did attempt to impose several types of vaccine mandates on millions of Americans.

Biden’s mandate on private workers attempted through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was blocked last month by the Supreme Court. Tshibaka pointed out that two key votes in that decision came from Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, whose nominations were opposed by Murkowski. Tshibaka said that if Murkowski had prevailed, the recent Supreme Court decision could have “come out very differently.”

Regarding the economy, Tshibaka pointed to the “rocket high” inflation hammering Americans and the sinking relative value of the US dollar. She said she blames Murkowski for much of the energy costs and job losses afflicting Alaskans since the senator confirmed Biden’s Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

Tshibaka said Haaland has a proven track record of being in favor of shutting down domestic energy production and is an “environmental radical.” She added that Murkowski publicly admitted her doubts about Haaland but voted for her anyway, and Haaland is now leading the move to destroy American energy independence.

Tshibaka also blasted Murkowski for supporting Biden’s “infrastructure” bill, saying the law is crammed with Green New Deal and climate change measures while leaving Alaska without any new roads or bridges from the $1.2 trillion price tag.

Regarding Biden’s upcoming nomination for retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Tshibaka predicted Murkowski would vote for whoever Biden chooses because she’s “bought by the left.” She added that Murkowski “doesn’t live by principles” but “by popularity.”

On Sunday morning, Murkowski appeared on CNN alongside Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), where Manchin provided a public endorsement for his “dear friend.”

Tshibaka told Breitbart that her campaign had raised more money than all other challengers who Murkowski has faced combined. She has received an enthusiastic endorsement from President Donald Trump and has an upcoming event with Trump at Mar-a-Lago. She said that she is relying on the support of “America First Americans.”