Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be new White House press secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday was named the new White House press secretary, replacing Sean Spicer. 

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci made the announcement to reporters in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, hours after he was picked for the job. 
 
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The White House has sought to tamp down rumors for months that Sanders might replace Spicer. Spicer resigned on Friday, shortly after Scaramucci was reportedly hired.
 
Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). She has previously served as chief deputy White House press secretary under Spicer.