Much like her father, Sarah Huckabee Sanders could probably benefit from deleting a tweet or two.
The deputy White House press secretary under President Donald Trump—who some Americans (and mock reporters on Saturday Night Live alike) are saying should replace her boss, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer—is facing new criticism for messages she posted on Twitter before accepting a role in the Trump administration.
Just days after Sanders defended Trump for his controversial decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Twitter users pointed out the “hypocrisy” in her 2016 tweets defending the head of the agency. At the time, Sanders was blasting former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton after it was reported that the FBI was probing newly found emails on her longtime advisor Huma Abedin’s shared laptop with her husband, Anthony Weiner.
“It’s not Comey’s mess,” Sanders tweeted after Comey made the controversial announcement in late-October. “It’s Hillary’s. Actions have consequences, even for those who believe they’re above the law.”
Sanders isn’t alone in her Twitter controversies. Her father, the former governor of Arkansas who says he uses the social media site as a platform for his “unique” style of comedy, regularly finds himself battling back accusations that his tweets are racist, counterproductive and otherwise politically incorrect.
Sanders has been in the White House limelight since covering a number of daily press briefings while Spicer fulfilled his Naval Reserve duties last week.
But Sanders’ old tweets may prove she’s no less controversial than her boss, who is often charged with misstating the facts on a variety of White House and international developments on a near-daily basis.