Sarah Palin to Murkowski after Kavanaugh vote: 'I can see 2022 from my house'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) appeared to challenge GOP Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year Overnight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare Trump administration takes key step to open Alaskan wildlife refuge to drilling by end of year MORE (Alaska) to a primary race in 2022 after the senator voted against pushing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court through to a final vote. 

“Hey @LisaMurkowski - I can see 2022 from my house…” Palin tweeted at the senator, whose term ends in 2023. 

Palin's remark used a years-old misquote seized on by comedian Tina Fey in her portrayal of Palin on a 2013 "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which Fey, as Palin, quipped, "I can see Russia from my house."

The Hill has reached out to Palin for additional comment.

Murkowski was the only Republican senator to vote against a Friday measure to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinConservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Cruz warns GOP support for expanded background checks could help elect Warren president MORE (W.Va.) was the only Democrat to vote "yes."

The measure ultimately passed with a 51-49 vote, setting up a confirmation vote for Saturday afternoon. 

Murkowski later said she had been “wrestling” with the decision, which she described as the “most difficult” of her political career.

“I have been wrestling with whether or not this was about the qualifications of a good man, or is this bigger than the nominee, and I believe we are dealing with issues right now that are bigger than a nominee,” Murkowski said.

She added that she considers Kavanaugh a “good man" but said that "he's not the right man for the court at this time."

Palin urged Murkowski on Thursday to “do the right thing” and publicly vote in favor of Kavanaugh's nomination. 

“Ms. Murkowski, Please Proceed,” Palin tweeted. “Just left messages w/Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the few holdouts on Judge Kavanaugh for SCOTUS. Please join me in asking her to do the right thing. It is time to proceed.”

Palin’s tweet comes after she said last month that she and her husband were ready to leave their home in Alaska and “get outside and do more."