When he opposed Merrick Garland on “principle” in 2016, it was really because he was not a Republican.
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In the news release announcing AFN’s opposition to Kavanaugh, the group says his confirmation would be “imprudent,” “troubling” and “disastrous for Alaska.”
Alaskans say they’d think less of Murkowski if she votes on a Supreme Court replacement without knowing their position on the abortion rights case.
As it stands, Murkowski doesn’t appear likely to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
With Roe v. Wade in the forefront of the conversation about the Supreme Court, Alaska’s independent governor is stuck in the middle.
Here’s where Judge Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues for Murkowski.
With the appointment opening the door to attacks on Roe v. Wade among other cases, Murkowski stands to be at the center of the fight.