Mama Grizzly’s return? Sarah Palin says she can run for an open seat in Congress

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said if asked to run for Congress, she would do so “in a heartbeat.”

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, made the comments in an interview with Eric Bolling of Newsmax.

The two were talking about the way forward after news broke that the late Republican Alaska Rep. Don Young died on Friday at the age of 88.

“Oh my God, think of those huge shoes that need to be filled when you consider the longevity of Don Young and his passion, his love, his fighting spirit for our wonderful state of Alaska and for the nation as a whole,” said Palin.

She then commented on the possibility of his be the one to fill those rackets.

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Sarah Palin for Congress

A special primary election to replace Young in the state’s only congressional district is scheduled to take place on June 11, while the general election will be held alongside the August 16 regular primary election.

Sarah Palin told Bolling she would definitely feel a call to action if asked to run for the Open House seat.

“If I was asked to serve in the House and take his place, I would be humbled and honored and I would do it in a heartbeat, I would do it,” she said.

“We’ll see how that process plays out in terms of filling that seat,” she continued. “But it would be an honor.”

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God’s call?

Sarah Palin also expressed interest in running for Congress – albeit for a Senate seat – last year.

She told a conservative Christian group that she would consider running for a Senate seat in Alaska “God willing”.

Palin noted at the time that if she were to run, she would need the support of the Republican Party, unlike how they treated her as the late Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008.

Palin feels McCain’s campaign and the GOP, in general, have left her floundering in the wind amid cruel personal attacks from the Obama campaign and the media.

“If God wants me to, I will,” Palin said when asked if she would run for a Senate seat in 2021.

“What I would do if I had to announce is say you know what, you better be there for me this time because a lot of people weren’t there for me last time and that’s why, when it comes to characterization, I was beaten,” she explained at the time.

Bolling, in their last interview, seemed to welcome the prospect of seeing Palin on congressional panels and investigations and asked if she was ready for the job.

“Well, you know, when you have nothing to lose,” she replied.

“When the media has already knocked you out, as bad as you can get knocked out, and the haters, you’re not going to change your mind,” Palin added.

“But you have faith that there are enough Americans who understand where you come from, your love for the country, your heart of service.”

A showdown between Sarah Palin and Squad in Congress would certainly be interesting.

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