Former Alaskan Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin announces that she is returning to politics with a run for Congress in Alaska, the Daily Wire reports.
Palin hasn’t been active in the political scene since resigning from her Governorship. She plans to run for the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Don Young after he passed away last month.
“Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years,” Palin said in her announcement. “I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for, because I share that passion for Alaska and the United States of America.”
“America is at a tipping point. As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight,” she added. “The people of the great State of Alaska, like others all over the country, are struggling with out-of-control inflation, empty shelves, and gas prices that are among the highest in the world. We need energy security for this country, and Alaska can help provide that – but only if the federal government gets out of the way and lets the free market do what it does best.”
“At this critical time in our nation’s history, we need leaders who will combat the left’s socialist, big-government, America-last agenda. This country was built by heroes, and the radical left dishonors their legacies by opening our borders to illegal immigrants, mortgaging our children’s future, and selling out our nation’s interests to the highest bidder,” she said. “I’m in this race to win it and join the fight for freedom alongside other patriots willing to sacrifice all to save our country.”
Palin is entering a crowded field for congressional seat she is seeking.