The internet is having fun at the expense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary who announced her bid for governor of her home state of Arkansas on Monday. The 38-year-old, who was widely regarded as a liar while working under former President Donald Trump, is now being mocked by people who refuse to take her next step seriously.
Sanders' critics were struggling to understand why anybody would vote for her.
I would not vote for Sarah Huckabee Sanders for anything higher than Garbage Commissioner. She lied, over and over and over, and calls herself a Christian. Christ does not condone lying. She cannot be trusted.
— JM drew (@LadyDrew) January 25, 2021
She received sarcastic applause from some social media users after announcing her bid.
Oh, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is still out there trying to do things. Coooooooooooool.
— Succulent Little Garden Snail (@_amandelion) January 25, 2021
According to some, it's not only the lying that haunts Sanders' reputation but also the fact that she's associated with a former president who was impeached twice.
Never forget that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a liar and trumpist. https://t.co/Le7RxF3DNr
— RJ ????✌???????? (@RayeannJ) January 25, 2021
While the jokes floated throughout social media, some people noted the serious consequences of voting for a dishonest political official.
. @TheDemocrats . @ArkDems , please do not make the same mistake with #sarahhuckabeesanders that you did with Trump. Do not laugh/dismiss her. Attack NOW/remind the state of Arkansas of her lies, misinformation/enabling of the conflagration that occurred on #CapitolRiots
— BillyFlood (@BillyFlood20) January 25, 2021
“Everything that we love about America is at stake. And with the radical left now in control of Washington, your governor is your last line of defense. In fact, your governor must be on the front line,” she said.
The comment gave the internet more reasons to laugh.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying she took on the radical left — and won — is the laugh out moment of the day. Didn’t you quit?????
— Morbid Gay (@morbidgay) January 25, 2021
At least one social media user questioned the validity of her political aspiration.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced that she is running for Governor of Arkansas. Then again, she might be lying.
— Duty To Warn ???? (@duty2warn) January 25, 2021
For many, the idea of seeing Sanders back in the spotlight simply wasn't sitting right.
Oh man I do not want to spend another 4-8 years being reminded of Sarah Huckabee Sanders's existence GET IT TOGETHER ARKANSAS
— Melanie #FlipItBlue (@CheesyBread9) January 25, 2021
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, began considering her gubernatorial run before she left the White House, CNN reported.
She served as the White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019. She will now run against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is term-limited.