NEW YORK CITY, October 11, 2014 – This week, Mike Huckabee, former Republican Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate, appeared on the American Family Association’s radio show to discuss his political positions. During his interview, Huckabee vowed to leave the Republican Party if its leaders do not continue to fight against the legalization of same sex marriage.
On the program, Huckabee, who currently hosts a talk show on Fox News, stated, “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me — and a whole bunch of still God-fearing Bible-believing people — go ahead and just abdicate on this issue, and why you’re at it, go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either.”
Huckabee went on to state, “I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they’re gonna lose every election in the future.”
Huckabee’s comments come following a decision made by the Supreme Court this week to allow appeals court rulings on same sex marriage to stand, effectively allowing same sex marriage in five new states and clearing the way for others to follow.
Huckabee finished by stating, “And I don’t understand why they want to lose, because a lot of Republicans, particularly in the establishment and those who live on either the left coast or those who live up in the bubbles of New York and Washington, are convinced that if we don’t capitulate on the same sex marriage issue and if we don’t raise the white flag of surrender, and just the accept it as inevitable, we’ll be losers.”
You can hear part of Huckabee’s comments here: