Published On: Sat, Jun 19th, 2021

Trump Endorses Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Challenger, Kelly Tshibaka

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Former President Donald Trump on Friday officially endorsed Alaska’s former commissioner of administration, Kelly Tshibaka, for the Senate in the 2022 primary opposing incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). “Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska. Her vote to confirm Biden’s Interior Secretary was a vote to kill long sought for, and approved ANWR, and Alaska jobs,” Trump said in a statement. President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, on June 1 suspended all activities related to the running of the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), citing “completion of a comprehensive analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act.” Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy criticized the move and said it would hurt Alaska’s economy. “I oppose this assault on Alaska’s economy and will use every means necessary to undo this egregious federal overreach. Alaska does responsible oil and gas development in the Arctic under stricter …

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