Mike Huckabee, who is polling at a whopping 1 percent in the GOP field, has said he may well drop out of th 2016 race if he doesn’t do well in the Iowa primary, but considering the lie he told Tuesday regarding admitted sister molester Josh Duggar, it might be a good idea if he went and pulled the plug right now.
You may recall that back in May, when the Duggar matter hit the media with the force of a catastrophic earthquake wrapped in a hurricane, Brother Mike rushed to Josh Duggar’s defense, gladly proclaiming on Facebook:
“No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.”
Sounds like a pretty full-throated defense of Josh Duggar to me. How about you?
Yet on Tuesday, Huckabee had the nerve to say:
“I really didn’t support Josh. I supported his parents, if you’ll go back and look at what I said. There’s no support for what he did.”
Well, Huck, we just went back and looked at what you said, and it sounds a whole hell of a lot like you were indeed supporting Josh and saying that he had confessed his sins, so live and let live.
Also, if you were supporting the parents, who enabled their son’s abysmal behavior by not reporting it and making sure he was prosecuted to the full extent of the law, you had a role in allowing this pervert to do whatever he wanted and get away with it. How do we know there aren’t more girls who may come forward one day and make similar accusations against Josh?
So, Mike, I have a bit of advice for you: Drop out of the race now and go offer your Christian counseling services to the Duggar family. I’m sure they’d love to have a hypocrite like you on their side. Then again, you already are!
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.