Sarah Palin considers run to replace Rep. Don Young: 'It would be an honor'

Palin said she plans on seeing how the process of replacing Young plays out.

Updated: March 22, 2022 - 8:16pm

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Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday said she would replace Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young "in a heartbeat" and that she would be "humbled and honored" to do so after the representative died last week.

"Oh my goodness. Think of those huge shoes that are to be filled," the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told Newsmax’s Eric Bolling after he asked whether she would consider running for Young's seat.

Young died during a flight home last Friday at the age of 88 after serving in Congress since 1973.

"If I were asked to serve in the house and take his place, I would be humbled and honored. And I would in a heartbeat," Palin said, adding that she plans on seeing how the process of replacing Young plays out.

"It would be an honor," she concluded.