Jack of Diamonds: Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (AK), former Press Secretary, ardent Trump Enabler

Huckabee: “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.” June 29, 2017, Press briefing in response to a question. 

 

Trump: “So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Just knock the hell …. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise.” Feb. 2016 Cedar Rapids, Iowa rally.

 

Trump, inciting the insurrectionists: “And we fight. We fight like hell. And, if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Jan. 6, 2021

 

Huckabee on Trump’s false voter fraud claims: “Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

“Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action.” npr.org. Jan. 3, 2018

 

The Myth of Voter Fraud: Extensive research reveals that fraud is very rare. Yet repeated, false allegations of fraud can make it harder for millions of eligible Americans to participate in elections. brennancenter.org]

 

The Trump VP picks that make the most sense

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/25/donald-trump-vice-president-pick-candidates/

[Excerpt:]

Sanders has gone to great lengths to make culture wars a focal point since being elected Arkansas governor in 2022. She’s also got plenty of experience spinning for Trump, having done so as his White House press secretary for two years. She brings the most direct personal tie of anyone on this list.

One potential drawback is the “Podiumgate” controversy (which in actuality involves a lectern). Arkansas lawmakers in October launched an audit into questions about the expensive purchase and whether documents were altered to cover something up. We haven’t gotten a final word on that. Also, Sanders has relatively little experience running tough races in her own right, facing only token opposition in both her 2022 primary and the general election.

Many former Trump aides say he shouldn’t be president. Will it matter?

[Except:]

Trump advisers note he has a coterie of loyal aides and advisers such as Stephen Miller, Kellyanne Conway and Dan Scavino, who have been allied with him for years. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R), a former press secretary, endorsed Trump onstage at a rally in Florida last week. Other former top aides are putting together a 2025 plan and want to rejoin the administration.

“The time has come to return to the normal policies of the Trump era which created a safer, stronger, and more prosperous America,” Sanders said.

 

Trump rewards Sarah Huckabee Sanders with early endorsement for Arkansas gov

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump didn’t wait long to throw his support behind his former White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in her bid to be Arkansas’ governor. 

Sanders announced her gubernatorial bid Monday morning in a Twitter video where she played up her work in the Trump administration and framed her bid as a fight to be the “last line of defense” for the state against a Democratic-controlled Washington.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/blog/meet-press-blog-latest-news-analysis-data-driving-political-discussion-n988541/ncrd1255678#blogHeader

Jan. 25, 2021

Voter suppression is not “campaign tactics.” it is “the illegal and immoral deprivation of constitutional rights.”

— Marc Elias, election lawyer