DNC Statement on Mike Huckabee’s 2016 Announcement
May 5, 2015
Washington, DC – With Mike Huckabee’s announcement that he is running for president, DNC National Press Secretary Holly Shulman released the following statement:
“Mike Huckabee’s decision to throw his hat into the GOP ring tells us all we need to know about who the Republican Party is and what they believe. This Republican candidate for president said that being gay is a lifestyle choice akin to using profanity. He opposes a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, and wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and return control to the insurance companies.
“It’s one thing to spout off nonsense on his TV show, but for Mike Huckabee to present his ideas as legitimate policies for a presidential campaign is insulting to the American people, though I can't say I am particularly surprised. I mean, have you heard the rest of the Republican hopefuls?
“Mike Huckabee’s vision for America is out of touch, in many cases completely out of line and would take the country backwards.”