NEW: Sarah Sanders May Pursue Elected Office (Report)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her post at the end of June and will be heading back to her home state of Arkansas.

There, according to the Washington Examiner, she may look to follow in her father Mike Huckabee’s footsteps to become the governor:

Sarah Sanders might follow in her father’s footsteps by running for governor of Arkansas in 2022.

CNN reported that Sanders had talked about the possibility before Trump announced Thursday she would be stepping down as press secretary.

Sanders avoided the topic at a press conferenceThursday, saying she planned on spending more time with her kids.

During the White House presser, Sanders said: “I couldn’t be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president. He has accomplished so much in these two and half years and it’s truly been something that I will treasure forever.”

Sanders continued: “It’s one of the greatest jobs I could ever have. I have loved every minute, even the hard minutes. I’ve loved it. I love the president. I’ve loved the team that I’ve had the opportunity to work for.”

And, “The president is surrounded by some of the most incredible and most talented people you could ever imagine, and it’s truly the most special experience. The only one I can think of that might top it just a little bit is the fact that I’m a mom. I have three amazing kids. I’m going to spend a little more time with them.”

As the Washington Examiner reports, President Trump congratulated Sanders on an impactful and “wonderful” time serving in the White House.

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Trump, however, mistakenly wrote three and a half instead of two and a half years: “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas.”

Trump encouraged Sanders to run for the Arkansas governorship, adding “she would be fantastic.”

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic.”

Here’s how some other people responded:



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