Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee responded to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton likening Republican candidates to terrorists for their positions on abortion with, “Terrorists cut people’s heads off, and that’s what they do in the Planned Parent[hood] clinics” and arguing Planned Parenthood exploits women on Friday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Huckabee said, “she’s talking about terrorists. Well, I’ll tell you what terrorists do. Terrorists cut people’s heads off, and that’s what they do in the Planned Parent[hood] clinics. And if she wants to talk about protecting women, what about protecting the women who thought they were going in for a procedure to remove a mass of tissue, and in fact, a baby with a heartbeat, arms, legs, toes, and eyeballs, was hacked to death, and the parts sold, without that woman understanding that she had been exploited, she had been used, and somebody had made money off of her grief? If that’s Hillary’s definition of taking care of women, then I certainly hope I’m the one who gets an opportunity to stand on the stage and debate here about a year from now.”
He added, “This is one of those issues that we ought to forget about the politics. Somebody ought to provide the kind of leadership to say, ‘I don’t care what the polls show.’ This is the mark of a barbarian society. This is not the actions of a civilized people. Civilized people don’t hack other people to death, and then sell the parts because there’s money to be made from it. And that’s why I find it offensive when people say, ‘Well, let’s see what the polls say.’ Let’s don’t worry about what the polls say. Let’s say what right and wrong would say.”
Huckabee also stated, “I think it’s pretty evident that she couldn’t look at those videos and continue to stand up at the podium and make the kind of flippant remarks that she did toward Republicans and terrorism. The fact is, if she wants to talk about terrorism — this is classic Clinton misdirection. Let’s change the subject so we don’t talk about what Hillary ought to be talking about, and that’s releasing top secret information. But if she wants to talk about terrorists, explain the terrorists that killed four Americans the night of Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. Those were real terrorists, and they killed real Americans, and she needs to give us some better answers than she’s given so far.”
Huckabee concluded by saying Democratic candidates shouldn’t meet with Black Lives Matter activists, “or if they do meet with them, they ought to meet with them and say, ‘Look, you can’t go around and elevate one group of our citizens above another.’ The essence of America is that we hold these trues to be self-evident, that all of us are created equal. All lives matter. I got in a lot of trouble, got really criticized this week for saying what I just said. Because, supposedly, it’s politically incorrect to say that all lives matter. But i apologize to no one, and take nothing because back, because I was raised to believe that every life matters, and it’s a sin to elevate one person’s life above the other for any reason.”
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