Mike Huckabee staunchly supported Josh Duggar after the latter confessed to allegations that he molested his underage sisters as a teenager. But the Republican presidential candidate’s latest outburst takes his defense of the family to a whole new level.
During a campaign stop in Iowa, a woman asked Huckabee why he continued to speak in favor of the Duggars even after it was revealed how the 19 Kids And Counting family failed to bring their son to justice.
"When the Duggars came out and the son had molested their child you more or less said that you felt sorry for their parents," said the woman whose name is not yet known. "Their parents let it continue for over two years."
She also accused him of supporting child abuse and it was then when the former Arkansas governor completely lost his temper. He yelled at her, for about five minutes, “You don’t know them!”
But the uncomfortable exchange didn’t end there. As the woman persisted with her question, Huckabee replied, saying she was running “the reputation of a godly family who had been through hell.”
“I never supported anything that happened to those daughters,” he said. “I supported the fact that those daughters were maliciously and savagely abused not just by their brother, but by the news media who exploited them for their own purpose without regard for what it was doing to those young ladies."
When the woman refused to back down, Huckabee asked her to leave, joking, “I'm gonna mark her down as undecided.”
"Oh, I'm very decided," the woman shot back while exiting. "I'm standing up for rights of the children in this world."
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