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Palin under consideration to head Veterans Affairs: report

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is under consideration to serve as the secretary of Veterans Affairs in Donald Trump’s administration, ABC News reported Wednesday.

A Palin aide told ABC News that Palin told Trump transition officials in recent days that she feels “as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.”

{mosads}Palin posted the ABC News article saying she was under consideration for the VA position to her Facebook page on Wednesday.

She also shared a post from her son-in-law, Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, that touted her support for the country’s troops.

“We should be grateful we’ll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our nation made,” Palin wrote in the post she shared on Facebook.

“A pro-private sector individual who surely understands bigger government is NOT the answer; a President who promised to drain the swamp and clean up all government corruption… all things our vets and active duty troops deserve.”

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was a strong supporter of Trump throughout his campaign. She endorsed the billionaire over his GOP rivals in January, ahead of the Iowa caucuses. 

Reports surfaced earlier this month that Palin was a possibility to head the Interior Department.

Some lawmakers, however, questioned whether she would be up to speed on policy.

Updated: 3:30 p.m.

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