I know Alaska ‘better than he does’: Murkowski on Trump

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<pRepublican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is brushing back against President Donald Trump<pTrump says voters "will never forgive" Murkowski for opposing Brett Kavanaugh<pMurkowski, who isn't up for re-election until 2022, tells reporters that her "barometer is not necessarily what the president says but what the people of Alaska say."

<pShe acknowledges that some voters are disappointed in her decision, but says that's unavoidable because Alaskans were split on whether Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

<pMurkowski got a vote of confidence Wednesday from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who told The Associated Press in an interview that "nobody's going to beat her" in Alaska.