Sanders leaving White House; returning to Arkansas

    June 14, 2019

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the While House. Photo by ReutersWASHINGTON, D.C. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary for the past three and a half years, is leaving her post to return to Arkansas.

    President Donald Trump announced Huckabee’s departure via Twitter:

    “After 3½ years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas. She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

    Sanders, a native Arkansan and graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, became only the third woman in U.S. history to serve as White House press secretary on July 21, 2017. She is the daughter of former two-term Arkansas governor, pastor and former presidential contender Mike Huckabee.

    The Arkansas Baptist News profiled Huckabee in Sept. 2017. Read here.

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