Alaska GOP’s effort to oust Lisa Murkowski could make Senate history: report

The Alaskan Republican Party is moving to censure U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and plans to primary her in next year's election, according to reports.

"We're looking for somebody else to be our U.S. Senator in 2022, and somebody who will be more in line with the Republican philosophy," said GOP party chairman Kris Warren.

Republicans have been bashing Murkowski since she voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

According to journalist Jacob Rubashkin, if Republicans got the former GOP mayor of Anchorage to run against Murkowski and somehow he won, "then Alaska's two senators would be Dan Sullivan and Dan Sullivan."

"What's the protocol for when a state has two senators of the same name? Has that ever happened before?" Rubashkin tweeted this Monday. "Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is Daniel A. Sullivan, Sen. Dan Sullivan is Daniel Scott Sullivan. Would they be 'Mr. Dan A./Dan S. Sullivan of Alaska' on the roll?"

Rubashkin's noted a 2016 article by Dr. Eric Ostermeier when then-Mayor Sullivan was considering primarying Murkowski.

"If Dan A. Sullivan upsets Murkowski and then wins the general election to join his namesake in the U.S. Senate it will be the first time two members of the nation's upper legislative chamber have the same first and last names, let alone two from the same state," Ostermeier wrote.