By The Iowa Statesman
Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threw in a couple of attacks on President Obama over the weekend. First, he released a statement critical of the president’s nomination of the first openly gay head of a U.S. military branch, then he responded to the president’s decision to invite LGBTQ “rights” and pro-abortion activists to the White House reception to honor Pope Francis later this week.
Not even mentioning Secretary of the Army nominee Eric Fanning by name, Huckabee said the following about his nomination Saturday:
“It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals than honoring America’s heroes. Veterans suicide is out-of-control and military readiness is dangerously low, yet Obama is so obsessed with pandering to liberal interest groups he’s nominated an openly gay civilian to run the Army. Homosexuality is not a job qualification. The U.S. military is designed to keep Americans safe and complete combat missions, not conduct social experiments.”
This morning, he turned his attention to the numerous gays, lesbians, transgenders, and pro-aborts who will be at state reception for Pope Francis on Wednesday, saying:
“President Obama’s classless decision to transform Pope Francis’ visit to the White House into a politicized cattle call for gay and pro-abortion activists is an insult to millions of Catholics. Why is it that Obama goes to extremes to accommodate Muslim terrorists but shows nothing but disdain for Christians? This is a new low for an administration that will go down as the most anti-Christian in American history.”