The gloves are off! Sarah Palin fired a warning shot to her opponent, Murkowski, after the Senator’s misguided vote on Friday. Palin’s firey tweet spread across social media like wildfire as supporters cheered on a possible 2022 reelection.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a crucial Republican swing vote in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, received a playful prodding from the former governor of Alaska on Twitter.
“I can see 2022 from my house,” Sarah Palin tweeted on Friday afternoon, mentioning Murkowski. The tweet was widely viewed as a thinly-veiled threat to challenge Murkowski in her 2022 reelection campaign to the Senate.
“From my house” references a 2008 Saturday Night Live sketch mocking Palin, then John McCain’s running mate. To this day, many Americans believe it was Palin that said: “I can see Russia from my house” when in fact the line was delivered by Tina Fey.
According to The Hill, Palin’s remark used a years-old misquote seized on by comedian Tina Fey in her portrayal of Palin on a 2013 “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which Fey, as Palin, quipped, “I can see Russia from my house.”
The Hill has reached out to Palin for additional comment.
Murkowski was the only Republican senator to vote against a Friday measure to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Sen. Joe Manchin(W.Va.) was the only Democrat to vote “yes.”
The measure ultimately passed with a 51-49 vote, setting up a confirmation vote for Saturday afternoon.
Liberals have been steaming mad since and immediately rushed to harass and protest those who voted for Kavanaugh.
The FBI conducted a supplementary background check into the allegations against Kavanaugh, but Democrats have been critical of the probe and have argued that not enough witnesses were interviewed. White House spokesman Raj Shah said during an interview with CNN on Thursday morning that the FBI had interviewed nine sources