Hannity: I'd 'love' for Palin to challenge Murkowski

Hannity: I'd 'love' for Palin to challenge Murkowski
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Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday called for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to make a “political comeback” and challenge Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiClyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes The names to know as Biden mulls Breyer's replacement Romney participating in fundraiser for Liz Cheney MORE.

Hannity made the remarks on his radio show on Tuesday following reports that the Alaska Republican Party is considering reprimanding Murkowski for not voting to confirm Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughHow Cruz Supreme Court case could lead to unlimited anonymous election spending Will the justices end race-based affirmative action?  Are the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? MORE to the Supreme Court. She was the only GOP senator not to back President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE's second high court pick.


“There's a little bit of payback I see for Senator Lisa Murkowski,” Hannity said. “The GOP in Alaska apparently is going to either reprimand or totally disavow Lisa Murkowski.”

“I tell you, the one person I'd love in Alaska to run against her would be Sarah Palin,” he continued. “Maybe Governor Palin could make a political comeback. I think the people there would like that a lot.”

Alaska Republican officials said Monday that the party may issue a statement or withdraw its support for Murkowski, asking her not to run for reelection as a Republican.

Palin appeared to suggest a challenge to Murkowski in a tweet last week.

“I can see 2022 from my house,” Palin tweeted at the senator, citing the next year she faces reelection.

Palin had indicated last month, however, that she and her husband, Todd Palin, were considering leaving Alaska.