Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said that she didn't support the vote of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, given that Americans were already voting, and the GOP previously said that there shouldn't be a judge approved in an election year. It was the reason Sen. Mitch McConnell refused to hold a hearing on Judge Merrick Garland in 2016.
But Murkowski backed out of her promise, saying that she would support the nomination.
Today, I issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as the next Associate… https://t.co/BCSZNhPJhy— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@Sen. Lisa Murkowski) 1603570681.0
"I've concluded she's the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court," Murkowski said, despite Barrett's opposition to a woman's right to choose. "While I oppose the process that led us to this point, I do not hold it against her."
It drew anger online for those calling out her hypocrisy and her lie that she'd do the right thing.
See the tweets below:
Sen. Murkowski last month: “I do not believe that moving forward on a nominee just over a week removed from a pitch… https://t.co/Zr6CIBHT2p— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig) 1603570660.0
@AmericaFightHim @lisamurkowski I'll go hungry donating to her demise. I won't forget to help turn Alaska blue— Reremamore (@Reremamore) 1603571066.0
Alaska needs a #SenateBlueWave that starts with Dan Sullivan and finishes with Lisa Murkowski. https://t.co/gXslqfoE0J— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1603569441.0
.@lisamurkowski and clearly, you don't hold it against her that she will decimate voting rights, decimate health ca… https://t.co/9eT6supGbB— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter) 1603571127.0
@lisamurkowski Shameful, Lisa. Utterly, utterly shameful.— Mark Ward (@Mark Ward) 1603570812.0
@lisamurkowski https://t.co/TsNfl8nWzI— Brandon Foltz wears a mask 😷 🏳️🌈 🏡 🇺🇸 🌊 (@Brandon Foltz wears a mask 😷 🏳️🌈 🏡 🇺🇸 🌊) 1603570733.0
@lisamurkowski Shame on you. How dare you undermine healthcare for Alaskans.— Miranda Mirror (@Miranda Mirror) 1603570780.0
@lisamurkowski Of course you did, can't wait to see how you like it in the minority!— ☮️MariSa with one S🏳️🌈 (@☮️MariSa with one S🏳️🌈) 1603570837.0
NEW: Lisa Murkowski now says she will vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, contradicting her previously clai… https://t.co/8V2KhqlFJ3— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1603570455.0
From Murkowski. Same routine Republicans pulled with Kavanaugh, acting like it's some sort of punishment if the rig… https://t.co/iz1EfZAfGH— Max Kennerly (@Max Kennerly) 1603570660.0
Lisa Murkowski is voting to overturn Roe and take away healthcare from millions of Americans.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1603568515.0
The thing is, Murkowski's fucked either way. She will lose voters by confirming Barrett, and lose voters by not con… https://t.co/3QhBIeuGxS— Matthew Chapman (@Matthew Chapman) 1603569874.0