Viral 'I Can See 2022 From My House': Palin Trolls Murkowski on Kavanaugh Opposition
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ripped her fellow Republican from the Last Frontier, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, on Friday for announcing her intent to vote 'no' on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Palin, who was also the party's 2008 vice presidential candidate alongside the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), tweeted that Murkowski should be watchful as her 2022 reelection bid approaches.
"Hey Lisa Murkowski, I can see 2022 from my house," Palin wrote on Twitter -- in a nod to a famous "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Tina Fey's Palin character said she could see Russia from her home in Wasilla.
Hey @LisaMurkowski - I can see 2022 from my house...
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 5, 2018
Palin, however, did not indicate if she would definitively make a primary bid against Murkowski in 2022.
Palin and the Murkowski family have had strained political relations since the early 2000s, according to reporting by Fox News.
Murkowski's father, former Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) served in the Senate from 1981 to 2002 when he decided to run for governor.
Upon his election to office in Juneau, Frank Murkowski appointed his daughter, then-State Rep. Lisa Murkowski, to fill his Senate seat.
Frank Murkowski reportedly also interviewed Palin for the seat before appointing his daughter.
Palin later defeated Governor Murkowski in the 2006 Republican primary, going on to also support Tea Party Republican nominee Joe Miller against Lisa Murkowski in 2010.
Though defeated by Miller in the primary, Murkowski won a rare write-in campaign to retain her seat in the general election.
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