Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver Republican response to State of the Union address


Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will ship the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union handle, in line with an announcement from GOP congressional leaders.

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell and Home Majority Chief Kevin McCarthy introduced Thursday that Sanders will give the Republican handle to the nation from Little Rock, Arkansas, after the conclusion of Biden’s speech. The president is scheduled to supply remarks earlier than a joint session of Congress subsequent week, on February 7.

In a joint assertion, McConnell and McCarthy each touted Sanders as a consultant for a brand new era of Republicans.

She gained nationwide prominence when she served as White Home press secretary below former President Donald Trump, however she was no stranger to politics together with her father, Republican Mike Huckabee, serving as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.

Sanders labored for 2 years within the George W. Bush administration and later ran her father’s 2008 marketing campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after which was marketing campaign supervisor for his 2016 White Home bid. She made historical past final 12 months as the primary girl elected as governor of Arkansas.

Inside 48 hours of being sworn in as governor, Sanders signed a flurry of government orders, with one focusing on crucial race principle “to ban indoctrination” in colleges and one other banning the usage of the time period “Latinx” in official state paperwork.

Within the joint assertion Thursday, Sanders expressed gratitude for the chance to offer her celebration’s response and “distinction the GOP’s optimistic imaginative and prescient for the longer term towards the failures of President Biden and the Democrats.”

“We’re prepared to start a brand new chapter within the story of America – to be written by a brand new era of leaders able to defend our freedom towards the unconventional left and broaden entry to high quality schooling, jobs, and alternative for all,” she stated.