Sarah Palin: U.S. needs 'fighters willing to go rogue'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin discussed the importance of American resources

Updated: August 4, 2022 - 8:24pm

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a Thursday interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said she "would not hold back" in a debate with President Joe Biden if she had the opportunity to face him a second time.

"It's a shame that the McCain/Palin campaign had some shackles on me, not allowing me to go rogue," she said. "Because that's what our country needs right now... fighters who will go rogue and get out there and fight for what's right to save our country." Palin last debated Biden during the 2008 presidential election cycle.

CPAC Vice President Charlie Gerow and Palin went on to discuss Alaska's energy industry. Palin previously asserted the importance of cultivating domestic energy resources.

"It makes absolutely no sense that we have an administration that goes overseas begging dirty, dangerous sources of energy to be drilled when all you gotta do is turn on the spigot here in America," Palin said. "Alaska has oil, and gas and minerals, and Texas does as well."

Palin described the environment of patriotism at CPAC as inspiring. 

"Being in an environment where people have a pro-energy and pro America mindset, it's just so inspiring and encouraging," Palin expressed. "It gives me a lot of hope. Especially when it comes to energy independence. because as most of you know, there's an inherent link to energy and security, and energy and prosperity. It makes no sense what the Biden administration is doing."

She then criticized the Biden administration's handling of energy independence. 

"God has created these resources that are meant for responsible use by mankind," Palin expressed. "We can, more than any other country, develop those God-given resources. That's what any civilization needs and America does it best."