Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced she would be running for governor in the state of Arkansas. She is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, a two-term Arkansas Gov. who is also a political commentator. She released her announcement video just two weeks before former President Trump’s second impeachment trial talking about the fight against cancel culture and socialism.
“To remain free, we must have law and order and resolve our differences peacefully. The radical left’s solution is to impose government control and censorship from the top down. But their socialism and cancel culture will not heal America, it will only further divide and destroy us,” Sanders said in the video.
She emphasized the fact that the radical left is now in control of Washington, meaning your governor is your last line of defense. She called against socialism and tyranny while protecting the Second Amendment to keep your family safe and your freedom of speech and religious liberty. She called on having a leader who does what is right, not what is politically correct or convenient.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was quick to show support for his daughter, indicating that running for his old job also comes with the same government housing she grew up in. Rumors had swirled around about Sanders running for office after she resigned from her post in the Trump Administration, often having to fight combative questions from reporters who were critical of the President. Trump had even hinted that he wanted her to run for governor, saying that he had been trying to get her to do that for quite some time now and she’d do very well.
“There are two types of people who run for office. People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called,” Sanders said.
While Arkansas has a history of electing Democratic governors it has become increasingly conservative, even winning 62% of the vote for Donald Trump. Gov. Asa Hutchison cannot run again due to term limits after holding eight years in office. Sanders will be facing off Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in the primary. However, working for the Trump Administration has served Sanders as a template of direct appeal for red voters in Arkansas.
Sanders has listed former President Trump’s achievements as her inspiration and vowed to mirror his agenda if elected. While acknowledging her opponents will do everything to destroy her, Sanders has promised to always fight and never bow down to the radical left. “Not now. not ever,” she concluded.