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(Video: NewsMax TV)
Sarah Palin is mulling a bid to replace longtime Rep. Don Young who passed away last week as the former Alaska governor could be close to reentering the political arena at a time when the GOP is expected to make big congressional gains in the upcoming midterm elections.
The 88-year-old Young who was the longest-serving member in the House of Representatives died on Friday. He was in his 25th term as Alaska’s lone representative and his passing was mourned by Republicans and Democrats alike in a rare example of bipartisan unity.
With speculation building on who will fill the seat vacated by the Dean of the House, Palin appeared to throw her hat into the ring during an interview with Eric Bolling of NewsMax TV, saying that it would “be an honor” to replace the iconic Young.
Palin appeared on Monday’s edition of “The Balance” where she discussed a number of issues including the downward trajectory of the country under President Joe Biden, the record gas prices that Americans are being forced to pay as a result of his failed energy policies, the national embarrassment that is Kamala Harris and Rep. Young’s passing.
She also talked about her political future when asked by Bolling, “Are you ready to announce a run for that seat?”
“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,” replied the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate.
“If I were asked to serve in the House and to take his place, I would be humbled and honored and I would,” she said, “yeah, in a heartbeat I would.”
Palin added, “We’ll see how this process is gonna go, in terms of filling that seat, but it would be an honor.”
A delighted Bolling remarked, “I would love to see you in some of those congressional hearings with the left, I can’t imagine what, their heads would be spinning, I’d love to see that, (are) you up for that challenge?”
“Well you know, when you have nothing to lose,” she said, likening such a run to that of former President Donald J. Trump,
“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,” she said. “but you have faith that there are enough Americans who understand where you’re coming from, your love for the country, your servant’s heart, um yeah, I think there are enough Americans who understand what we need and when I have nothing to lose as is the case today, I think it would be good for my family even, um, yeah.”
In a Monday press release, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Rep. Young ” will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on Tuesday, March 29.”
“For five decades, he was an institution in the hallowed halls of Congress: a serious legislator always bringing people together to do the People’s work,” Pelosi said. “The photographs of him with ten presidents of both parties who signed his bills into law that proudly cover the walls of his Rayburn office are a testament to his longevity and his legislative mastery.”
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