The rise and fall of Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the stuff of legends. The daughter of a pastor — former Arkansas Governor and current Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee — the sister of a boy who killed a dog, the class president who never made it further than a Bachelor’s degree in political science, who made it big on the national scene helping her father’s and several US Senators and Representatives’ political campaigns.
But her role in the Trump administration will forever define her, and it’s a legacy few would envy. At the very least, it’s one that very few would describe as “transparent and honest.”
And yet that was Sarah’s “final” wish for the American public to remember her as when she spoke at Politico’s “Women Rule” event last December, back when everyone was under the impression that she would be leaving her role soon, possibly by the end of last year:
I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very best job that I could to put forward the president’s message. To be transparent and honest throughout that process and do everything I could to make America a little better that day than it was the day before.”
In fact, Sarah had already told the New York Times in May of last year that she actually resented the fact that people believed she misleads the media, telling them, “There’s a difference between misspeaking or not knowing something [and] maliciously lying.”
Of course, the recently released Mueller Report — even the unredacted form of it — showed Sanders admitting to federal investigators that she had, in fact, deliberately lied to reporters about the state of affairs within the FBI after the President abruptly fired former Director James B. Comey in order to prevent him from pursuing an investigation into contacts between the Russian government and his presidential campaign.
The legacy that Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaves behind will be one not of honesty, but of outright contempt for the truth.
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