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Rep. Sarah Palin? Former VP Candidate Says She’d Be ‘Honored’ To Replace Don Young In Congress Following Lawmaker’s Death

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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, speaks during the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Friday, July 1, 2016.
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Former Alaska Republican governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said on Monday that she would be “honored” to serve in the U.S. House in place of Republican Rep. Don Young, who recently died at the age of 88.

Palin shared the remarks during an interview on Newsmax’s “Eric Bolling: The Balance.”

“If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place I would be humbled and honored. I would, in a heartbeat, I would,” Palin said.

“We will see how this process goes in terms of filling that seat – it would be an honor,” she added.

Palin also addressed some of her concerns with the current White House administration, particularly regarding oil, as gas prices have soared nationwide.

“Some people, certainly not in the White House, are aware of what petroleum products actually are, what transportation costs actually affect when it comes to supply chain. Because of their lack of education or purposeful destruction of so many sectors of the economy – they certainly look to blame somebody else,” she added.

She also noted Biden’s “policies shutting down our own development of the God-given resources we have, untapped, in America.”

In addition to serving as a former Alaska governor, Palin served as a Republican vice-presidential candidate with John McCain in the 2008 election.

Palin also made headlines earlier this year over her court case with The New York Times regarding allegations of being defamed in 2017 by an editorial that linked a political action committee ad to a 2011 shooting that included serious injuries to then-Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six others.

The jury trial was delayed from its original date after Palin tested positive for COVID-19. The case was ultimately dismissed.

Young passed away on Friday. He was the oldest member of the House of Representatives. The Daily Wire reported:

“It’s with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side,” Zach Brown, a spokesperson from his office, said in a statement announcing his death.

Young had served in Congress since 1973, making him the longest-serving member of the House.

“Born on June 9, 1933, in Meridian, California, Young grew up on a family farm. He earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching at Chico State College, now known as California State University, Chico, in 1958. He also served in the U.S. Army, according to his official biography,” the Associated Press reported.

“Young came to Alaska in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state, and credited Jack London’s ‘Call of the Wild,’  which his father used to read to him, for drawing him north.”

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