GOP Senator’s Bombshell Statement

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(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a major and disappointing plot twist for the Republican Party agenda, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) declared that she “could not” vote for either former President Donald Trump or Biden in the 2024 election.

This decision has created an opportunity for potential third-party support as both candidates gear up for a likely rematch in the general election.

Speaking to NBC News, Murkowski explicitly stated, “I could not” vote for Trump, and added, “I can’t vote for Biden.”

The moderate Republican supported Nikki Haley against Trump for the GOP presidential nomination and described her as someone who possesses the “right values, vigor, and judgment to serve as our next president.”

However, Haley faces a tough battle to challenge Trump for the GOP nomination especially with Super Tuesday contests anticipated to significantly impact the former South Carolina governor’s trajectory of the race.

Murkowski has constantly criticized Trump and she has been one of the few Republicans who voted to convict him during his 2021 impeachment trial.

In mid-December she expressed concerns about Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, stating that it was “poisoning our country.”

Her recent comments reinforced sentiments she shared last July when she committed to voting for Senator Joe Manchin instead of choosing between the former president or Biden.

Notably, Manchin later decided against running for president after months of speculation.

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the No Labels effort raised concerns among some Democrats who have cautioned that they could take away Trump-skeptical moderate votes like Murkowski’s.

According to the Decision Desk HQ/The Hill polling, general election surveys indicate that with Kennedy included Trump successfully leads Biden by about 4% points.

This complex political landscape highlights the evolving dynamics and challenges within the upcoming election cycle.