Many began speculating regarding Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job future, one political figure stood out in the possible replacement list.
As The New York Times pointed out on several occasions, Tillerson’s job is a liability and in his seat, we’re expected to see active CIA Director Mike Pompeo. This caused for everyone to start making lists about Tillerson’s possible heirs.
In case Pompeo does leave the CIA, in his place we’ll see U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a devoted Republican coming from Arkansas.
On Friday, many Republicans across the country have given White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders the ‘thumbs up’ to occupy the seat.
Sanders is familiar with the political scene, as she saw her father, Mike Huckabee, served as the state’s governor.
The State Department and the White House have continuously shut down the speculations.
However, political experts are placing bets on Sanders possibly replacing Cotton.
If that is not the case, then Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will inherit the seat, at least for the time being until a special election can be carried out.
University of Arkansas political scientist Andrew Dowdle took the side of William McLean of Arkansas State University and said Sanders could get many people’s sympathies. They also noted with Hutchinson in play, Sanders would have tough opposition.
It is also worth knowing the Huckabee and the Hutchinson families are not very keen on each other, which is yet another obstacle.
McLean commented that Sanders’ White House Press Secretary position as part of Trump’s team has “probably hurt her more than it’s helped her in terms of getting the appointment.”
Former Sen. Mark Pryor, a rightie whose place was inherited by Cotton, elaborated that Sanders isn’t likely to be appointed, nor is she interested in the position.
“In all likelihood, the Cotton vacancy would trigger a Republican scramble here,” he said, providing a list of current legislators and political figures he is convinced could take this job in a blink of an eye.
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