Huckabee’s Failed Attack on Cruz

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Mike Huckabee has been a profound and stalwart leader for traditional values, along with Rick Santorum.

But his latest attack on Ted Cruz is a big FAIL:

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joined the growing number of Republicans criticizing rival Ted Cruz by attacking him for meeting with gay businessmen despite being a staunch opponent of gay marriage.

Huckabee on Wednesday tweeted a link to a New York Times article about the meeting, saying “I’ll never play political games with my faith.”

“We shouldn’t say one thing for votes, and another for NYC money,” he added.

The story, published in April 2015, describes how two prominent gay hotel owners hosted Cruz for a meet and greet in their New York City penthouse.

According to the article, Cruz softened his tone during the event in order to court the more moderate Republicans, saying he wouldn’t love his daughters any less if they were gay and that he believed marriage laws should be determined by the states.

First thing, Cruz didn’t say one thing in two different places. He has always attacked the Supreme Court decision and said Iowa should have the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Secondly, I am pretty sure Mike Huckabee agrees: if your children announce to you they are gay, our love should be unconditional.

That includes explaining to our own kids why we disagree, or how if they think they are same-sex attracted they should respond.

But loving? Nothing could make me not love my kids.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.