Sarah Palin Says She’d Replace Late Rep. Don Young ‘In A Heartbeat’
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) hinted at a return to politics on Monday, saying it would be “an honor” to replace late Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) in Congress.
“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,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and “Masked Singer” alum told Newsmax’s Eric Bolling.
“If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place, I would be humbled and honored, and I would. Yeah, in a heartbeat, I would,” she said, suggesting she didn’t know Young’s replacement would be decided by election.
“We’ll see how this process is gonna go in terms of filling that seat, but it would be an honor,” added Palin, who’s been in the headlines recently for her COVID vaccine skepticism and tossed defamation suit against The New York Times.
Watch the interview here:
"It would be an honor."@SarahPalinUSA responds to calls urging her to replace the late Don Young's seat in the House of Representatives. pic.twitter.com/Vpd6Sn6Ssg
— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 21, 2022
Young died at the age of 88 on Friday after 48 years in Congress.
Palin’s comments later trended on Twitter.
Trust me, no one in Our state is urging or making calls to Sarah Palin to replace Don Young (or any recently vacated jobs in Alaska). https://t.co/iUTPgxCNPe
— Don Rearden (@donrearden) March 22, 2022
Sarah Palin says,"If I were asked to serve in the House and take [the late Don Young's] place I would be humbled and honored … In a heartbeat, I would." Sounds like she's angling 4 an appointment. Someone needs 2 tell her vacant House seats R filled by election, not appointment.
— Ken Rudin (@kenrudin) March 22, 2022
@SarahPalinUSA I feel the response from the folks in Alaska: "Naaa, we're good."
— Del Shores (@DelShores) March 22, 2022
BREAKING: Sarah Palin says she wants to run for Congress.
BREAKING: Congress pic.twitter.com/oOYK0RISO5
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) March 21, 2022
Oh man, Sarah Palin is going to be the next speaker of the house. https://t.co/1mmryMOus4
— Brandon Farmahini (@MrFarmahini) March 21, 2022
She’s back. She’s rested. She’s single. God help us all. 0/10 @SarahPalinUSApic.twitter.com/b2SCfTiWcB
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) March 22, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.