Sanders and Shah Thinking of Leaving Administration

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her top deputy, Raj Shah, "are planning their departures," CBS News reports, citing sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders has told friends she plans to leave at the end of the year, CBS News reported, while Shah hasn't set a date. Sanders declined to comment on the record, but tweeted: "Does @CBSNews know something I don't about my plans and my future? ... They ran a story about my 'plans to leave the WH' without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS." The departures would add to months of White House turmoil, and more departures are expected soon, a former official said.

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think Shah and Sanders are considering leaving?
  • Do you think this will actually happen? Why or why not?
  • If Sanders leaves, who do you think would replace her? Why?