Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially said that she’s “been called” to run for office and suggested that she is contemplating a run for governor of Arkansas in 2022.
Sanders, who left the White House less than six months ago, is eyeing a run for governor after current Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s term is up in 2023, The New York Times reported.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” Sanders said last week, according to The New York Times. “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
“It’s the role I’ve been pushed into,” Sanders added. “I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
According to the Daily Caller, the Republican Party of Arkansas has already signaled its support for Sanders, should she decide to run for governor.
Sander Sanders’ father, Mike Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. (Continued Below)
Before Sanders left the White House in June, President Trump wrote on Twitter, “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas”.
He added, “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”
Sanders did not officially announce a run for governor but hinted throughout the interview that she’s considering it. At one point, she asked a reporter if they’d vote for her, the paper noted. “Would you vote for me if you lived in Arkansas?” she asked. “I’ll put you down as a yes,” as reported by The Epoch Times. (Video Below)
“I’m just excited to have people clap when I come up to a podium,” Sanders said of attending events the deep red state she calls home. “It’s very different from what I’m used to. All I can say is thank God I’m back in Arkansas,” added The Epoch Times.
We leave you with Sarah Sanders defending the President in a Wednesday interview on “Fox on Friends”, saying “America is winning under President Trump”.
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