Mike Huckabee got into a screaming match at a campaign stop in Iowa earlier this week when a woman asked him about his continued support for the Duggars. Mike Huckabee’s response? About five straight minutes of him yelling “You don’t know them!” over and over and over again.
The woman asks Huckabee about his view on child abuse in general (he is against it), before asking:
Then how come you supported them?... You supported them on your website. When the Duggars came out, and their son had molested their child, you more or less said that you felt sorry for the parents. Their parents let it continue for over two years—
Huckabee, audibly irate, interrupts. “You don’t know—ma’am, I’m sorry, but I’m going to stop you... You’re accusing me of supporting child abuse. And I’m going to take you on on that because that hurts my feelings, and is absolutely... Let me tell you something—you have no idea what you’re talking about. You don’t know that family, and I do. You don’t know them. I’ve never supported child abuse—let me finish!”
The bulbous broken record goes on:
You do not know that family. 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 maliciously exploited them for their own purpose without regard of what it was doing to those young ladies.
The two go back and forth for a bit before Huckabee, with a fire in his eyes much like the fire that he personally will cause to rain down from the heavens in the coming End of Days, really loses it:
No! You know what? You’ve come in here to confront me, which is fine. [Ed. note: It doesn’t seem fine, Mike!] But you cannot abuse... the reputation of a godly family who have been through hell because a son of theirs—one of their many children—did something evil that nobody is backing up and supporting. But I would support any family who tries to work through their problems with the grace of god. And as a Christian—
The room erupts with applause.
Ultimately, Huckabee completely misses the point by telling her that he hopes she’s happy to have gotten her “pound of flesh” from that family. The woman, of course, was rightly questioning Huckabee’s moral makeup and not that of the Duggars’ (which, consequently, is also an entirely valid thing to question). But, details.
A Duggar-sanctioned fansite, for its part, is delighted with Hucakbee’s support, writing on the site:
During an event in Clinton, Iowa, earlier this week, a woman with an agenda and a strong dislike towards the Duggar family wrongly accused presidential Mike Huckabee of supporting child abuse.
Even though she interrupted him multiple times and ate up five minutes of his Q&A session, Huckabee stood his ground and reaffirmed his support for the Duggars.
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