Mike Huckabee got into a tense exchange with a woman in Clinton, Iowa, who questioned his support of the Duggar family, stars of the reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” even after it was revealed that son Josh Duggar had sexually molested five young girls, including two of his sisters. “When the Duggars came out and the son had molested their child you more or less said that you felt sorry for their parents,” the woman, who was not named, said in a video posted online by American Bridge 21st Century, a progressive Super PAC. “Their parents let it continue for over two years.”
“You have no idea what you’re talking about, madam,” Huckabee responded. “You don’t know that family personally and I do, and that means that you’re just guessing everything that comes out of your mouth. You read a tabloid and then you feel like you’ve got enough information to come in here and confront me on something you really know nothing about. I am not in any way, shape or form trying to defend Josh Duggar’s actions. He was wrong to do what he did and there is no question about that. However, I applaud his ability to confess that he has a problem and then try to fix it and get back on track. Not a lot of people are capable of that.”
Huckabee also said that the eldest Duggar son was not to be blamed for what the family had gone through, especially since “a lot of people don’t realize that he was the victim in all of this.” “You know, the liberal media are responsible for all of it. It’s true, their end game was to hurt the image of the godly family because of the gay lobby and everything anti-Christian that has been going on in this country since Barack Obama became President. The liberal media used its satanic porn to catch Josh Duggar in its evil net, and then used him and planted him back into his family to molest his sisters,” he said.
He continued: “And it’s really mind boggling, how evil you have to be to intentionally enslave a person, a father, with pornography, to have him become addicted, only to return him to his family and watch him wreak havoc onto them. And what blows my mind even more is how far the liberal media is willing to go in order to realize their agenda. Targeting innocent children by getting their brother addicted to porn and then letting him sexually abuse his sisters and other members of his family, how cruel is that? It’s more than clear that the media will stop and has stopped at nothing to destroy the image of a traditional, godly family that is the Duggars.”
The former pastor concluded by saying, “And if they’re willing to go this far to get publicity, it makes you wonder how far they’ll be willing to go to get something bigger. So, with all due respect ma’am, you’re way out of your league here. So, why don’t you just be on your way now, go and read Time Magazine or something.”