- The Washington Times - Friday, January 22, 2021

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Friday she will remain in the Republican Party, refuting speculation that she might switch to the Democrats following her criticisms of former President Donald Trump.

Mrs. Murkowski, who faces reelection next year, answered “yes” when asked if she will stay with the GOP in the current evenly divided Senate.

“I can be very discouraged at times about things that go on in my own caucus, in my own party,” she said. “I think every member feels that. But I have absolutely no desire to move over to the Democratic side of the aisle. I can’t be somebody that I’m not.”

After the riot by Trump supporters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Mrs. Murkowski had called on Mr. Trump to resign.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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