Skip to comments.Murkowski NOT stripped of committee leadership position
Posted on 09/22/2010 12:07:35 PM PDT by roses of sharon
Washington (CNN) - In a surprise move, Senate Republicans decided not to remove Sen. Lisa Murkowski from her top position on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Wednesday, according to several Republican senators who refused to explain their decision.
Republicans had indicated as recently as Tuesday she was likely to lose her seniority on the committee as penalty for her write-in candidacy in Alaska.
A GOP source in the room tells CNN, despite anger towards Murkowski, the conference decided not to even take up the question of the Senate Energy Committee post because "there was a sense that she's resigned her leadership post, she lost her primary, she will probably lose her race, and she'll be gone. She will not be ranking [Republican] because she will not be here."
This, despite strong words from colleagues like Sen. John Cornyn a day earlier, who was among many Republicans who predicted they would remove her from the committee post.
Sen. Murkowski resigned her position as vice chair of the GOP Conference Friday.
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Got gonads? Evidently not.
All donations to individual races and not a dime to the RNC or NRSC.
RINO’s circle the wagons!
Wow - who even needs them anymore ?
Easy to see who has the bigger balls!!
A whole bunch of folks in Wash. DC are lacking “cajones,” huh? =.=
Evidently Mitch & Co. won’t risk another Lisa defection from a filibuster (she didn’t vote on the defense bill cloture motion yesterday).
The Jackels and Haenas who run the National GOP and those buzzards in particular, Boehner and McConnell, never cease to amaze me.
If they lack the testacles to stand up to a maverick traitor, how in the world could anyone expect them to stand up to BO and the Democrats?
I was guessing that she was in some kind of an AWOL snit given the vote count.
What makes them think the witch is going to vote with them anyway?
This is BS. If she had accepted her primary defeat with grace toward the party and endorsed the party candidate, she should finish up her career with her leadership positions intact until her term expires. But when she s***s on the party’s selection process by not supporting the party’s candidate, and then wants to run as an “independent,” which further s***s on the party, screw her. Strip her of everything and ask for the party’s money back.
As I said, this is BS. We still have a LOT more purging to do in the GOP.
My guess is that Murkowski threatened to throw her vote in with the Democrats should she win. When you are dealing with people who have no principles, anything can happen.
Time to melt down some phone lines.
The only card Loserowski has to play as a write-in candidate is her committee seniority. By refusing to properly sanction her for attacking the GOP nominee, the GOP leadership is tacitly supporting her bogus candidacy.
We’ll replace every damn one of you if we have to.
This will give her write-in campaign more steam just when it was flagging.
She probably promised them she wouldn’t go nuclear with her votes during the lame duck congress if she kept her position. And we all know how good a RINO’s word is.
And this is why they must go.
They really keep stepping in $hit, don’t they?
Time for these betraying country club backstabbers and their families, to be reduced to life on the welfare rolls.
I just made comments on another thread that said they had punished her.
WTF is going on?
They need to drop her like a used condom.
Spineless RINO weenies just gave Murkowski something to hang her hat on during her Alaska write-in campaign.
My guess is she threatened to throw her vote to the Dems for the rest of her term, restoring the 60 vote super-majority.
We need new Senate leadership!
Here we go!!! Will the Repubs ever learn?
THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GAINING CONTROL OF CONGRESS IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS IS..............
....THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
“..there was a sense that she’s resigned her leadership post, she lost her primary, she will probably lose her race, and she’ll be gone.”
All of this is true.
But nonetheless, there has to be a punishment for this type of party disloyalty. To not punish her is to basically say that either a write-in campaign (or sore loser challenge - depending on the state in question) is OK with them.
By not punshing her, this tells other GOP members of the Senate that there’s no fear of having to pay a price for their disloyalty.
And that’s wrong. Way wrong.
obviously she’s got some really good dirt on them
Thats how I read it too.
MadCowKnee must be close to jumping the fence.
What were they thinking?
They should explain themselves.
If Rs do well in Nov, the Tea Party should demand a say in the Leadership.
No party discipline whatsoever! They should have made an example of her.
Where is it in the Constitution that a Minority Leader has to be a Mr. Congeniality?
McConnell deserves panties on his head.
This is CNN.
I will not believe it until I hear it from a reliable source.
Why do people pay any attention to CNN, Newsweak, MSNBC, etc. I find the National Inquirer to be more reliable!
They probably made a deal that she would not vote with the democrats in a lame duck session.
But can she be trusted?
Republicans are full of idiots.
Y’all need to chill.
She’s toast, everybody already knows that.
But she can be the 60th cloture vote anytime she wants. This is what happens when we don’t have a buffer.
As it is, she voted to block DADT & the DREAM Act amendments when she refused to end debate on the NDAA.
Think of the war, not the battle. Leadership has its hands full and we are literally hanging by a chad.
So buck up. She keeps her ranking seat & we don’t fall pray to more Dem buffoonery. In January, say hello to Sen Miller.
Ditto. Not a dime to the national committee.
Him, Boehner and Steele - all three losers.
I hope enough tea party candidates are elected to remove these cretins.
Moocowski’s name should always be misspelled.
If they don’t fix this fiasco quickly, I they all should be thrown out of the leadership.
What the hell good is a “leadership” that refuses to lead.
And leading means that you punish traitors to the party.
What? They’re just being polite to a fellow senator? Well, you aren’t polite to traitors. And she sure as hell hasn’t been polite to the party that gave her all that power and pork for so many years.
You have a good point Neil....other news orgs have been reporting also, with no denials, so far.
Can’t imagine that she filmed any of them in the bedroom. It’s just that they lack the stomach for principled action on anything.
Now it could be that since the State of Alaska was cleaned up, that the graft has moved to the feds with Murkowski the contact to the oil companies, an indispensable player in the chain of oil company donations to the Republicans. That would explain why they were so anxious to get up there and bend the results of the election in her direction. Just a guess.
These folks have been so used to hanging out with Hillary and her emasculated brethren that they are now too interested in keeping up with the
Jones when it comes to hoarding power,
which requires no caJones.
Remember this come 2012 and 2014, the RINO hunting has only begun. Grahamnesty has to go. Sad fact is that we have to wait until 2014.
Yep, the power of the ballot and contributions.
They STILL don’t get it, though.