Trump: Murkowski 'Will Never Recover'

But the president also calls her 'lucky'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Updated Oct 6, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – President Trump has a prediction, and it's none too kind: Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska "will never recover" politically for voting against Brett Kavanaugh, he tells the Washington Post. "I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did." But he also calls her "lucky" because "she doesn't run for four years." Trump called the Post Saturday afternoon before the historic 50-48 vote in Kavanaugh's favor, but after Murkowski had voted "no" Friday in a procedural vote to move Kavanaugh's nomination. In the same chat, Trump praised Sen. Susan Collins for her "yes" vote on Kavanaugh, calling her "an honorable, incredible woman. I think she's got a level of respect that's unbelievable. I really mean it." For more on the Kavanaugh decision:

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