Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) on Sunday suggested she is not interested in being vetted as former President Trump’s vice presidential pick.
In an interview on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Sanders said she preferred to stay in her current role.
“Look, I absolutely love the job I have. I think it’s one of the best jobs I could ever ask for, and I am honored to serve as governor, and I hope I get to do it for the next seven years,” Sanders said, suggesting she would not want to leave the job early to run with Trump.
Sanders served as Trump’s press secretary and has been a consistent backer of the former president, praising his time in office and defending him against criticism. She endorsed Trump’s current bid in November 2023.
Some in Trump’s inner orbit have predicted Trump is likely to pick a woman to serve as vice president, and Sanders’s name has come up as a possibility.
Trump more recently has signaled he’s already decided whom he would pick but has so far refrained from providing detail into who they might be.
Trump has recently garnered support from many prominent GOP politicians. On Friday, he secured an endorsement from Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who suspended his own presidential campaign, which had emphasized a message of hope and positivity.
Scott on Sunday left the door open to being Trump’s vice presidential pick when asked in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying, “The only thing I want is four more years of Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, a majority in the House and the White House.”
“That’s what I really want,” Scott continued. “And if I can help achieve that through my endorsement by being on the campaign trail in my home state of South Carolina for the next four or five weeks, and then beyond, that’s the goal.”