Sen. Lisa Murkowski could face severe consequences from her state party for her decision to reject new associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation vote over the weekend.
The Alaska Republican was the only GOP senator to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which passed 50-48 mostly along party lines. (Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted with Republicans.)
The Alaska GOP has asked Murkowski to hand over any information that they could use as the state central committee deliberates on whether or not to hand out any punishment, and, if so, how severe it should be, The Associated Press reported.
The party could just issue a statement, chairman Tuckerman Babcock said. Or it could renounce its support of Murkowski, seek a new GOP nominee for 2022, and boot Murkowski from the GOP portion of the ballot.
Read more at Roll Call.