Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, told Newsmax she would consider replacing Alaska Rep. Don Young in the House.
Young, a Republican icon and the oldest member of both the House and Senate, died on Friday at the age of 88, and is set to lie in state in the Capitol on March 29.
“If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place I would be humbled and honored,” Palin told host Eric Bolling. “In a heartbeat, I would.
“We will see how this process goes in filling that seat – it would be an honor.”
The longtime Alaska politico also talked extensively about the Biden administration, lobbing criticism of it for looking to blame someone else concerning the surge in gas prices “because of their lack of education or purposeful destruction of so many sectors of the economy,” Palin said in her appearance on Newsmax.
“Some people, certainly not in the White House, are aware of what petroleum products are, what transportation costs affect when it comes to supply chain. (But) because of their lack of education or purposeful destruction of so many sectors of the economy – they certainly look to blame somebody else,” she told Newsmax TV’s Bolling on his show, “The Balance.”
President Joe Biden blames Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine for the surges, as well as alleged oil company collusion and COVID-19.
Gas prices reached an all-time national average high of $4.33 last Monday, according to AAA, and hit $5 a gallon in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Continue reading at Newsmax.