Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she has no plans to depart but Politico reports that a list of potential replacements is shaping up for Donald Trump’s press secretary. After her performance yesterday, it can’t come too soon.
It was a tour de force news briefing
* Making “baseless accusation” about Russians is unacceptable, she said, though the record is full of well-grounded accusations about Russian involvement in elections and dealing with Trump players. But also: It came from a spokesman for the man who crusaded against Barack Obama for years on baseless birther nonsense.
* She said Democratic Senate resistance to meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was “unprecedented.” She’s apparently never heard of Merrick Garland.
* She said: “The president doesn’t like the fact that people are politicizing agencies and departments.” Really. Where to begin with departments being politicized, notably
* In talking of the former Obama administration officials targeted for potential loss of security clearance (in a seemingly scripted response to a planted question from a right-wing reporter), she
If the Huckster spawn had a soul, she’s sold it. Of course, expecting a different approach from anyone working for Trump is also wishful thinking.