Lisa Murkowski getting pressure as Alaska Federation of Natives come out strongly against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

By |2018-09-13T11:16:07-08:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Alaska, News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Uh oh, somebody is up against a rock and a hard place.

Courtesy of ADN:

Alaska’s largest Native organization said Wednesday it “strongly” opposes the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, calling his views on Indian policy erroneous and a threat to unique policies and laws governing Alaska Native institutions.

The Alaska Federation of Natives announcement potentially adds pressure to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who has not said whether she supports the appointment and who in 2010 benefited from the group’s endorsement in her uphill write-in victory against Joe Miller. Groups opposed to Kavanaugh’s appointment have pressed Murkowski to vote against him.

“AFN strongly urges the U.S. Senate to vote against Judge Kavanaugh,” the organization said. “The documents that have been released so far in relation to his nomination demonstrate how troubling his confirmation would be for Native peoples, particularly Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.”

AFN said Kavanaugh has an “erroneous” position on the Indian Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution. The clause gives Congress the power to “regulate commerce” with nations, states and Indian tribes, but Kavanaugh challenges the clause’s application to affairs beyond trade, the organization said in a prepared statement.

“This impacts Alaska Native tribes, corporations, organizations and consortia because their dealings with Congress presently extend to a host of federal programs concerning their members, resources and governments,” AFN said.

As I have mentioned a few times before, without the native voters there is no next term for Lisa Murkowski. 

She owes everything to this voting block, and if they turn against her she is going to be lost in the political wilderness. 

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  1. Beaglemom September 14, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Lisa Murkowski should be careful of being photographed with her mouth open. It’s not at all flattering. What if a fish leapt in.

    • FloundHer September 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

      ‘Halibut feed on almost any fish or animal they can fit into their mouths.’

  2. AK September 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

    ” Until Sept. 17, are taking place in Siberia and in waters off Russia’s eastern coast, involving 300,000 troops, over 1,000 military aircraft and two naval fleets.”
    “President Vladimir Putin inspected the war games on Thursday, vowing in a speech to soldiers to strengthen the Russian army and supply it with new generation weapons and equipment.”
    “The Ministry of Defence aired footage on Friday of the Northern Fleet’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer and the Alexander Obrakovsky landing ship taking part in a mock-up rescue operation in the Bering Sea.”

  3. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Won’t matter. Manchin will cancel Murkowski. The DINO from, is it Montana? Heitkamp? Will cancel out Collins. There are a couple more DINOs that think voting with the Republicans will save them. Pence can always break a tie but it won’t be close. Kavanaugh will get his 50+. Who can we thank for that? Was that Harry Reid’s brilliant idea?

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