Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. What, exactly, is wrong with Mike Huckabee? That’s what a lot of observers are asking after the former Arkansas governor and Christian minister tweeted out a photo this morning of what appears to be a group of Latino gang members, and joked that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi—one of the Republican Party’s favorite Democratic bogeywomen—had just introduced her campaign committee to take back the House. There are two glaring problems here: First, the tweet is racist in its implications. Second, amid an ongoing border crisis in which President Donald Trump has made deeply dehumanizing statements about desperate asylum seekers—going so far as comparing them to insects—Huckabee’s tweet falls into a Republican pattern of low-brow scapegoating. Trump and his minions regularly conflate Latino criminals and gang members—MS-13 in particular—with the vast majority of … [Read more...] about What the Heck Is Wrong With Mike Huckabee?
Marina Pitofsky USA TODAY Published 4:26 p.m. UTC Jun 23, 2018 Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was criticized on Twitter Saturday after tweeting a photo of five tatooed Hispanic men using what appears to be MS-13 gang hand signals. "Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House," the tweet said. MS-13, a gang present in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Canada, mostly has members from Central America, particularly El Salvador. The group has been a flashpoint for Americans concerned about undocumented immigrants committing crimes in the U.S., including President Donald Trump, who regularly refers to members of the gang as "animals" and has also accused democratic leaders of leaving the nation's borders vulnerable. The tweet comes as heated immigration debate rages throughout the U.S. over the Trump administration's controversial zero tolerance immigration … [Read more...] about Mike Huckabee criticized for ‘bigotry’ over Nancy Pelosi tweet of gang members
POLITICS 06/23/2018 11:49 am ET Many of the migrant children separated from their families have been under the age of 5. By Hilary Hanson Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) appeared to equate migrant children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border with MS-13 gang members in a racist tweet Saturday morning. “Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House,” Huckabee tweeted, along with a photo of men making signs associated with MS-13, a violent gang that operates primarily in Central America and has members in the United States. Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House. pic.twitter.com/yKDhkVubck— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 23, 2018 The tweet came two days after House Minority Leader Pelosi sharply criticized the Trump administration’s zero tolerance border policy in a speech Thursday given to Democratic lawmakers gathered to … [Read more...] about Mike Huckabee Seems To Equate Kids Torn From Parents With MS-13 In Racist Tweet
Jordan Buie Nashville Tennessean Published 5:39 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be endorsing gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd in a new television ad set to air across network and cable channels, according to the Boyd campaign. In the ad Huckabee praises Boyd as a successful, conservative businessman who can "get things done." "Randy Boyd has spent his life building a company from scratch and like President Trump he knows what it takes to disrupt government as usual," Huckabee says. Huckabee also notes that Boyd opposes sanctuary cities, is pro-life and believes faith, family and jobs are most important. Huckabee, also a Southern Baptist minister, is well-known among conservatives and evangelicals for his presidential bids in 2008 and 2016 and his show Huckabee that aired on the Fox News Channel from 2008 to 2015. He also hosted The Mike Huckabee Show from April 2012 to December 2013 on … [Read more...] about Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee endorses Randy Boyd
Mike Huckabee in Trump Tower on Friday November 18, 2016.John Taggart/Pool via CNP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. In January, Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and onetime presidential candidate, took a trip to Qatar. Upon his return, Huckabee, whose daughter is White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, praised the small Persian Gulf state in a tweet. Huckabee did not note that he had recently been paid $50,000 by a lobbyist for Qatar. On Friday, Joseph Allaham, a former owner of kosher steakhouses in New York, retroactively registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for Qatar. In the paperwork disclosing his activity on behalf of the Qatari government, Allaham noted that he had paid $50,000 on November 23, 2017, to Blue Diamond Horizons, a Florida corporation run by Huckabee. The filing stated that Huckabee received this money as an “honorarium for visit.” And the $50,000 payment, according … [Read more...] about Mike Huckabee Praised Qatar Without Revealing He Was Paid $50,000 by Qatar