Watch Mike Huckabee Lose His Cool with Duggar Family Critic
Mike Huckabee had a heated confrontation with a woman over the Duggars at a campaign event in Clinton, Iowa, earlier this week.
The woman called out Huckabee for supporting the Duggars throughout Josh's sex scandals last year. She said, "When the Duggars came out and the son had molested their child you more or less said that you felt sorry for their parents. Their parents let it continue for over two years.”
Last year, Mike took to Facebook to urge people to forgive Josh after his sex abuse scandal. He said, "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."
Huckabee shot back, "You're accusing me of supporting child abuse. I'm gonna take you on on that because that hurts my feelings.” Watch!
After the woman tried to argue her case, he responded, "You have no idea what you're talking about. You don't know that family and I do."
The Republican candidate continued, "I never supported anything that happened to those daughters. 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.”
Before Huckabee ended the argument, he told the woman, "I'm going to ask you to stop talking about them unless you personally know them.”