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Sarah Palin has been on the Trump Train since the beginning, and it looks like she may finally be rewarded with a position that perfectly fits her skills.
ABC News is reporting that the former Alaska governor is currently under consideration for secretary of veterans affairs, meaning she would head up the largest government agency which includes over 300,000 employees and an annual budget of over $180 billion.
A close Palin aide told ABC News that she recently told Trump transition officials: “I feel as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.”
And that megaphone has been actively supporting not just Donald Trump, but veterans and their families. According to ABC:
Palin’s son-in-law, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, posted a SarahPAC video to his Facebook page earlier this week that heavily focuses on her work with veterans and her specific connection to the community. Her eldest son, Track, is a veteran who served in Iraq in 2008. The video, which is not new, seems to clearly show her interest in the position, and in the speech, she hits the VA “bureaucracy,” saying it is “killing our vets.”
The speech included Palin’s ideas on reforming the VA including improved health care, using military skills to return to the workforce and securing their benefits. The speech also included a hit at the current president.
Although the former Republican VP nominee hasn’t visited Trump Tower yet, one top transition official told ABC News that Palin has indeed had discussions with the transition team.
Other big names under consideration for the position are former Massechusetts Senator Scott Brown, Rep. Jeff Miller, and General Keith Kellogg.
After reports came out that Palin was under consideration for the position of VA secretary, she tweeted the following:
We should be grateful we'll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our… https://t.co/lb5wdrlrWu
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 30, 2016
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