September 22nd, 2010
08:49 AM ET
12 years ago

Murkowski may lose senate committee spot

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Senate Republicans are expected on Wednesday to strip Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski from her post as ranking Republican on the Senate Energy Committee."]

(CNN) - Senate Republicans are expected on Wednesday to strip Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski from her post as ranking Republican on the Senate Energy Committee.

Republicans say they will vote to elect an acting ranking member and then the full GOP conference will ratify the vote.

Republicans will also vote to elect a replacement for Murkowski, R-Alaska, in the leadership.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. barry

    Good! She is a turn coat like Charlie Crist who has caused Meek to lose in California. Murkowski is just another liberal with a entitlement thought process.

    September 22, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  2. ehwilson429

    mean and evil.
    appointed by her daddy.
    this RINO woman looks nasty.

    September 22, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. barry

    I don't know why I wrote California but I meant Florida where Charlie Crist being a turncoat caused Meek to not get elected.

    September 22, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  4. Anonymous

    They are such classy people. She didn't abandon the party. She hasn't bucked thier political adgenda.
    What they have done is allowed th Palins and Tea Partyers to get away with abucting elections. and now that she is standing up to this very smalll group, she is being punished.
    Thet must be proud of the support they are giving this family and its legacy.

    September 22, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. jim

    Lisa Murkowski has lost touch with the people that have supported her in the past.She needs to go.

    September 22, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  6. Haren

    she should switch party to vote with democrats.
    When this moderate republican will have brain that party of NO does not need them.

    September 22, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    She isn't likely to win her write-in effort, so that will become a moot issue.

    September 22, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  8. Cindie Worley

    She needs to bow out gracefully. She lost the nomination already and she needs to listen to the will of the state's voters. Her actions now like a spoiled brat are likely why she lost the primary election.

    September 22, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  9. Ben in Texas

    Murkowski is a Senator until the end of the year, is up for election as a write-in candidate, and has quite a bit of support. Yet her Repugnant friends are already picking the meat off her bones. The Senate must be a real dog-eat-dog place, and she's the one wearing Milk Bone undies.

    September 22, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  10. Patsy, Texas

    JOE MILLER admitted to taking farm subsidies for six years, his
    campaign saying that he is NOT against ALL government spending!
    The Tea Party is showing its true colors every day, and the
    Republicans are now in full lock- step with them. Their new motto seems
    to be, we want "Smaller government, unless we need the money".
    Loyalty be damned!

    September 22, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  11. Jerry

    This women is a very bitter loser, she should be removed from office immediately

    September 22, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  12. Whatever

    WOW what if she wins the election. She won't forget what you have done and when you want your agenda to move forward... I hope she is the one who is the lone standout and votes against the "establishment"!!! LOL Where is the popcorn?!?!?!

    September 22, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. jc

    What has she got t lose? if she loses her senate completely, she'll lose that spot anyways? win-win for her.

    September 22, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. Ernie

    This is a woman who doesn't want to leave Washington she got beat and is a sore loser. She will do anything to keep her "Senate" seat. She as forgotten that the people of AK have "Fired" her because she did not do the job she was elected to. She doesn't have to worry about going on unemployment because she will get her Senate Pension and health care paid for the "Tax Payer" so I can't see why she is complaining. I know why she is complaining she now knows that she has to go out and get a job or become a "lobbyist" that's probably what she will do. This is a good example of old time politicians who get voted out they just don't want to go. As you can see all of her Senate pals are not stripping her of all her duties because she got beat.

    September 22, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Hey, Senator, now that your party is taking away all your power within the system, it is time to thumb your nose at them and start voting your conscience, not doing whatever Mitch McConnell says you should do.

    September 22, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  16. rs

    The raw vindictiveness of Republicans never ceases to amaze. What the good senator is doing is perfectly legal and appropriate given the outside influence of the TP in the primary. The out-of-control spiral to the right continues.

    September 22, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |