On Wednesday, ABC News reported 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is under consideration for the top post at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in President-elect Trump’s administration.
ABC based its story in part on the words of a Palin aide who told the network the former Alaska governor communicated with Trump’s White House transition team that “the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.”
Although Palin did not comment on reports of her possible nomination to head an agency with over 350,000 employees and operating on a budget of over $150 billion, she did post the ABC story on her Facebook page alongside an image of her son-in-law’s Congressional Medal of Honor.
“We should be grateful we’ll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our nation made,” Palin posted.
Among the earliest supporters of New York businessman Donald Trump, Palin and the president-elect campaigned together briefly. Palin has also been mentioned as a candidate to lead the Department of the Interior.
Separate from Mrs. Palin, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has also been rumored to be considered for the Veterans Affairs position.
Watch highlights of Palin’s endorsement speech alongside Trump from Iowa in January below:
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