(PatriotWise.com)- Republican Sarah Palin said this week that’s she’d “love” to get back into politics, as she feels the impulse of a “servant’s heart.”
Palin, the former governor of Alaska and one-time candidate for vice president, talked with Eric Bolling on Newsmax recently, which is when she made those comments.
In saying Palin was a popular politician, Bolling asked whether she had any aspirations to return to political office. She responded:
“I would love to. I would never say never. I feel like there are still some offerings that I have in terms of a servant’s heart. I want to serve. I want to help the people. And I think I have a heck of a lot of common sense, and that’s what we need today.
“I’m not so obsessively partisan that I’d let that get in the way of just doing what’s right for the people. So, I would love to.”
One spot where Palin has been rumored to fit is as a challenger to incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. The two have long been viewed as rivals within the Republican Party in Alaska, and Murkowski has drawn the ire of many Trump Republicans after she was one of the members of the GOP to vote to convict the former president in his second impeachment trial.
Palin is much more conservative than Murkowski, who has been in the seat since 2002. That year, her father, Frank Murkowski, appointed her to the position when he was serving as governor.
Murkowski also angered Palin when she voted against the advancement of Brett Kavanaugh in his quest for a Supreme Court nomination during hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee. When his nomination came to a full vote in the Senate for confirmation, Murkowski only voted “present.”
She also argued against appointing Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court when she was nominated by former President Donald Trump.
Murkowski is currently running for another term in the Senate, but she faces a steep challenge this year. Part of the reason for that is the Republican Party in the state has actually endorsed one of her challengers, Kelly Tshibaka. She also received an endorsement from Trump himself.
Further, Trump gave an endorsement to Alaska Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy, but said he’d retract that endorsement and make it “null and void” if Dunleavy were to endorse Murkowski. This has all put a lot of pressure on Murkowski to gain enough support from Republican voters in the upcoming Alaska primary.
While Palin said during her interview with Newsmax that she would be interested in returning to politics, she didn’t specifically mention a seat which she’d be interested in assuming.
At the same time, she said she was “optimistic” about the electoral prospects for Republicans around the country in the 2022 midterms, as the GOP seeks to regain control of both the House and the Senate.