Sanders, whose last day on the job was Friday, may be packing her things and exiting the White House, but the former press secretary is definitely not done with politics or addressing the public, according to a Sunday scoop from Axios.
According to the website, the 36-year-old Arkansas native is not only returning to her stomping grounds in August, but she’s also preparing to document her time as press secretary in a new book.
Though former White House staffers such as Omarosa Manigault Newman, Steve Bannon and Cliff Sims have gone on the record or written books about their time in Trump’s administration, Sanders’ account is sure to appeal to Trump’s political base, as she is one of the few former employees to still be in the president’s good graces.
Axios reports that in addition to using July to spend time with family, Sanders, who is the only child of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, is apparently eyeing her father’s old position.
Whispers of Sanders’ possible campaign for the 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial election began last month when Trump tweeted about her departure.
....She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
More recently, Sanders took to Twitter Sunday, continuing to use her platform in favor of Trump and against his opponents.
Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY. @realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump. https://t.co/uGN4GXgAsC— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) July 1, 2019
Sanders, perhaps in an effort to maintain support leading into her own campaign, will continue to assist Trump during his 2020 presidential re-election efforts, reported Axios.