Huckabee Says Sarah Sanders Running for Governor 'Could Happen'

Huckabee Says Sarah Sanders Running for Governor 'Could Happen'

She did it disrespectfully, and apparently without shame or an understanding of what the role of White House press secretary should be.

Sanders said on Thursday she was stepping down at the end of the month as Trump's press secretary after about two years in the job. When Trump was elected, Grisham joined the press office as a deputy to then-press secretary Sean Spicer.

Aside from her experience working for a president who remains popular in Arkansas, she'd have name recognition and experience that goes back to former Gov. Mike Huckabee's first run for office almost three decades ago, GOP leaders say. "Trump wrote. "... She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! "We've been through a lot together, and she's tough, but she's good".

Trump described Sanders as "a warrior", which was echoed by Huckabee on June 14, and he expressed appreciation for her "outstanding job".

"I've loved every minute, even the hard minutes", Sanders said at a White House event, called onstage by Trump to a standing ovation, her voice trembling with emotion. "I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic".

Trump announced her exit in a tweet and did not name a replacement.

"No, I'm not", he said.

In 2017, Sanders told reporters she had heard from "countless members of the FBI" who wanted Trump to fire his FBI Director James Comey - an assertion she later cast as a "slip of the tongue" during the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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"I have three unbelievable kids, and I'm going to spend a little more time with them".

Her quintessential moment came in the May 11, 2017, White House press briefing in which she was skeptically questioned by Michael Shear of the New York Times about her statements that she'd heard from "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation employees about how grateful they were that Trump had fired the agency's director, James B. Comey.

An emotional Sanders said, "This has been the honour of a lifetime".

She has also been accused of telling repeated lies to reporters, although she denies this. They pay people to hate President Trump.

Kimmel also slapped at Sanders for not holding a presser lately.

Despite Sanders' damaged reputation in media circles, there had been no hint from the administration that her exit was imminent.

Arkansas is a heavily Republican state; its current governor is Asa Hutchinson, who was elected in 2015.

Now, speculation that Sanders may run for governor in her home state shakes up a race that's three years away but was already expected to be a crowded and expensive fight among Republicans. She hasn't made specific plans.

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