History has been made! Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been projected as the winner of Arkansas’ gubernatorial race, becoming the first woman to soon hold the title.
Huckabee Sanders defeated her opponent Chris Jones handily, trouncing the Democrat 65% to 35%.
The former press secretary will replace state governor Asa Hutchinson, who angered many conservative voters after he infamously vetoed a bill that would have banned the chemical castration of children.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed Hutchinson at the time and lambasted his actions against the pending legislation.
Upon being pressed by Carlson, Hutchinson insisted that his decision to veto a ban on the barbaric practice was not driven by any type of special interests, namely from companies such as Tyson, Dillard’s, or Walmart.
Carlson later accused Hutchinson of blatantly lying during the interview.
“We had to take his word for it. He was very emphatic. It looks like, how do we put this, lying,” Carlson said in April of 2021.
“The day we spoke to him, in fact, the Walton family endorsed his decision to veto the bill that had passed the legislature — Not just any family, the richest family in the world and of course, the most powerful family in the state of Arkansas. They wanted Asa Hutchinson to know that he had done exactly what they wanted him to do.”
Tucker Carlson was not the only right-wing figurehead who attacked the governor for his actions. Former President Trump also shared his opinion on the matter, writing, “Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas just vetoed a Bill that banned CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN. ‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him.”
It appears Hutchinson was no fan of the former president himself— he appeared on CBS earlier this year to say that Trump is a “threat to our democracy.”
AR Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) says Jan 6 testimony shows Trump was a "threat to our democracy."
"I would not be supporting him for 2024. He acted irresponsibly, during that time he was a risk to the nation, absolutely," he tells @edokeefe. pic.twitter.com/HbrdFOzy61
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) July 1, 2022
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the father of Sarah, offered some advice for the newly elected governor upon being prompted by reporters with Fox News.
“Love the people — serve them regardless of whether they voted for her,” he said.
“In fact, spend more time trying to serve the people who didn’t vote for her — and prove that she’s the governor for everybody.”
“She will bring the heart of a mom and that’s something that will be different and new,” Huckabee further commented when speaking of his daughter’s win.