Sarah Palin Hints at 2022 Run to Unseat Anti-Trump GOP Senator
Former Alaska governor mulling midterm elections challenge to Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is hinting that she may launch a Senate run in the 2020 midterm elections to unseat anti-Trump Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
Murkowski is one of a handful of GOP senators who voted to impeach President Donald Trump after he left office.
On July 22, Palin previously told New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn that she would only run for the Senate seat "if God wants me to do it."
Footage of Palin's comments was shared by Right Wing Watch, a website run by the leftist group People for the American Way.
"I would say you guys better be there for me this time because a lot of people were not there for me last time,” Palin told her audience.
She appeared to be referring to her failed stint running for vice president when John McCain was running for president in 2008
In her onstage interview with Ahn, Palin declared that “America was dedicated to God.”
She added that its "charters of liberty are written about and to God.”
The former governor cautioned against what she believed was a “rapid shift to the left” that would, she said, lead to the nation's destruction.
“How dare we strip from our Creator what our Founders had dedicated to him?” she said.
“How dare you try to take that back and change it for mankind, for some kind of secular use, secular enjoyment?”
After Palin finished her interview, Christian leader Cindy Jacobs prayed over her, according to WND.
Jacobs said in prayer: "But the Lord says, ‘Daughter, I am raising up an army of intercessors, and I am raising up an army of pastors and leaders that are coming around you.’
"And the Lord said, ‘When I have you take the big steps, the biggest steps,’ the Lord said, ‘You’re going to see a wave of the Holy Spirit hit, and it’s gonna hit the church.’
"And the Lord says, ‘When this revival comes to this nation, and as it is coming, now, it will come with a reformation'."
If she does seek a Senate term, Murkowski wouldn't be Palin's only formidable challenge.
Palin would be taking on Kelly Tshibaka, the former Alaska commissioner for administration who announced in March that she will run against Murkowski.
Tshibaka has already won Trump's "complete and total" endorsement.
According to Fox News, Trump issued a statement in June expressing his support for Tshibaka.
"Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska," Trump said in the statement.
"Murkowski has got to go!
"Kelly Tshibaka is the candidate who can beat Murkowski—and she will.
"Kelly is a fighter who stands for Alaska values and America First.
"She is MAGA all the way, pro-energy, strong on the Border, tough on Crime, and totally supports our Military and our great Vets.
"Kelly is a powerful supporter of the Second Amendment and JOBS!
"I look forward to campaigning in Alaska for Kelly Tshibaka.
"She has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
In order to become the next senator representing the state, the candidates must first make it through the nonpartisan blanket primary.
Four candidates who get the most votes in the primary will advance to the next stage, which is the general election, where voters will choose their preferred candidates through a ranked-choice voting system that's starting next year.