In an Iowa campaign event that was barely attended at all, an elderly women confronted Mike Huckabee's weird support of the Duggar family after it was revealed that their son was abusing young girls - via TPM.
"You supported them,” the woman said to Huckabee in video captured by Democratic-aligned super PAC American Bridge. “You supported them on your websites. When the Duggars came out and their son had molested the child [sic], you more or less said that you felt sorry for their parents. Their parents let it continue.”
Huckabee is a longtime ally of the ultra-conservative Christian family featured in the now-canceled TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” The former Arkansas governor repeatedly defended the Duggars last summer after it was revealed that the eldest son, Josh Duggar, sexually abused five underage girls when he was a teenager. The family later confirmed that Josh Duggar molested four of his own sisters.
Huckabee kept telling this woman that she didn't know what she was talking about because he knew the Duggar family and she didn't. Apparently, Huckabee believes you're not allowed to talk about the Duggars unless you have a personal relationship with them.
Huckabee: I'm going to ask you to stop talking about them unless you personally know them.
That was a very odd thing to say to someone, especially when a judge, suspiciously had the records of Josh Duggar destroyed:
Arkansas police have destroyed the records of the investigation into Josh Duggar's alleged molestation of five underage girls, a police spokesman announced Friday, a day after the reality TV star resigned his position as head of FRC Action.
Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn't return a request for comment on Friday.
Huckabee was all in a huff with the woman because she dared to confront him. He got nasty and tried to throw her out, but she refused to take it and fought back.
The audience member kept pushing back on Huckabee as others in the audience told her to quiet down. She insisted that the Duggar parents were aware of the abuse "for years.”
In a move reminiscent of his GOP rival Donald Trump’s method of confronting protesters at his rallies, Huckabee eventually told the woman to leave the event, saying, “we’re finished with you.”
The woman then told Huckabee that she had been “sexually molested” herself and said she didn't approve of anyone who will “stick up with a family that will hide it.” She walked out of the event after telling Huckabee: “I hope you don’t make it to become president of the United States."
Good for her.