Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said if she were asked to run for Congress she would do it “in a heartbeat.”
Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, made the comments in an interview with Newsmax’ Eric Bolling.
The two were speaking about the pathway forward following news of the death of late Alaska Republican Representative Don Young on Friday at the age of 88.
“Oh my goodness, think of those huge shoes that are to be filled when we consider Don Young’s longevity and his passion, his love, his fighting spirit for our wonderful state of Alaska, and for the nation as a whole,” Palin said.
She then commented on the possibility of her being the one to fill those snowshoes.
A special primary election to replace Young in the state’s only at-large congressional district is to be held on June 11, while the general election will be held alongside the regular primary election on August 16.
Sarah Palin told Bolling that she would definitely feel a call to act if she were asked to run for the open House seat.
“If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place, I would be humbled and honored and I would in a heartbeat, I would,” she said.
“We’ll see how that process is going to go in terms of filling that seat,” she continued. “But that would be an honor.”
Sarah Palin also expressed interest in running for Congress – though for a Senate seat – last year.
She told a conservative Christian group that she’d consider running for a Senate seat in Alaska “if God wants me to.”
Palin noted at the time that if she were to run, she’d need the backing of the Republican Party, unlike the way they treated her as the late Senator John McCain’s running mate in 2008.
Palin feels the McCain campaign and the GOP, in general, left her to flail in the wind in the midst of cruel personal attacks from the Obama campaign and the media.
“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin said when asked if she’d run for a Senate seat in 2021.
“What I would do if I were to announce is say you know what, you guys better be there for me this time because a lot of people weren’t there for me last time and that’s why characterization-wise, I got clobbered,” she explained at the time.
Bolling, in their latest interview, seemed to take joy from the prospect of seeing Palin participate in congressional panels and inquiries and asked if she was up for the job.
“Well, you know, when you have nothing to lose,” she replied.
“When the media has already clobbered you, as bad as you can get clobbered, and the haters, you’re not going to change their mind,” added Palin.
“But you have faith that there are enough Americans who understand where you’re coming from, your love for the country, your service heart.”
A Sarah Palin versus the Squad showdown in Congress would certainly make for interesting viewing.
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