Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is currently under consideration by the Trump administration for the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Palin is a longtime supporter of Donald Trump, and endorsed the President-elect in January during his campaign to secure the Republican Party’s nomination.
According to ABC News, a Palin aide and one of Trump’s transition official confirmed the report. Palin’s aide also told the new station that Palin told Trump Transition Officials “I feel as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.”
Palin caught flack during Trump’s campaign when some of her comments appeared to blame President Obama for her son Track’s PTSD and arrest for domestic abuse charges.
“My son, a combat veteran … was fighting for you all, America, in the war zone. My son, like so many others, came back a bit different, they come back hardened,” she stated at a Trump rally in Oklahoma.
“They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airman and every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country, and that starts from the top.”
“That comes from our own President,” Palin continued. “Where they have to look at him and wonder, ‘Do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America?’”
ABC News also reported that earlier this week Palin’s son-in-law, Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, posted a video on his Facebook page that praised Palin for her support of our troops, and love for our country.
Dakota’s post can be seen below:
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