(RoyalPatriot.com )- Senator Rand Paul is calling for the removal of two “lying” members of the Senate.
The Republican senator from Kentucky is saying that the two members of his own GOP should be removed because they lied to conservative voters. Speaking at a Florida event recently called the Save America Summit, Paul said that both Republican Senators Susan Collins (from Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (from Alaska) should be “ousted” because they’re a “problem” for the GOP. He said:
“This is our problem. Seven Republicans voted to keep Obamacare. You remember John McCain doing it. But here’s the thing: This is our problem.
“We know the Democrats want to have socialized medicine and nationalized health care. But Republicans say they’re for it, we got to keep them honest. And you got to send home the ones that lie to you.”
Collins just won re-election last fall, meaning she won’t have to face re-election again until 2026.
On the flip side, Murkowski must face another election in the 2022 midterms. With just about a year until the primary elections, the Alaska senator is already facing a formidable challenger — Kelly Tshibaka.
Thsibaka may make some noise in the race, too, especially since she is being backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump said previously that he would support any candidate who runs against Murkowski, since she voted to convict him in his second impeachment trial earlier this year.
A recent poll found that the challenger has already gained a lot of support from voters, too. Cygnal’s recent poll found Tshibaka already has a 15-point lead over the incumbent Murkowski. The challenger polled at 33.6%, with Murkowski only gaining 18.8%.
Both of those Republicans candidates were ahead of challengers from other parties. Al Gross, a Democrat, received 17.6% of support, followed by 5.7% for John Howe, who aligns with the Alaska Independence Party. The poll showed that 21.1% of voters said they were undecided right now.
Since she voted to convict Trump in the impeachment trial, though, Murkowski has seen her popularity plummet considerably. Only 10% of Republicans say that have a favorable view of the Alaska senator, with another 87% saying they have an unfavorable view of her.
The bigger problem, though, is that 61% of people who voted for Trump in 2020 approve of Tshibaka. In addition, 61% of Republicans in general support the challengers, with 59% of conservatives saying they view Tshibaka in a positive light.
In addition to Tshibaka running against Murkowski, the Alaska Republican Party also voted to censure the standing senator. They also said they would recruit someone to challenge Murkowski in the 2022 midterm primaries.
Kris Warren, who wrote the resolution for the Republican State Central Committee in Alaska, said in a statement:
“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.”
The vice president of Cygnal, Brock McCleary, wrote about their poll:
“Lisa Murkowski is in a weak position as an incumbent could possibly find themselves in. A strong Republican candidate is poised to defeat Murkowski. Kelly Tshibaka is that candidate.”