Huckabee drew his line in the sand and has no intention of backing off his stance supporting traditional marriage. His reaction is based GOP leader reaching out and recruiting openly gay candidates to run for public office.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 — said enough is enough, that if the GOP doesn’t stand up and fight against gay marriage, he’ll go his separate way.
And there are plenty of others who feel similarly, he said, in an email to Newsmax.
“I don’t think the GOP is going to walk away from the entire body of values voters — but if so, then there would likely be no place for me as a voter or candidate,” he told Newsmax. “I wouldn’t be leaving them. They’d be leaving us.”
“If the Republicans want to lose guys like me and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue — and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Mr. Huckabee said, during an interview on the American Family Association’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me. I’m gone. I’ll become an independent. I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand. I’m tired of this.”
His vow came on the heels of the Supreme Court turning down an appeals request from five states to decide the outcome of their bans on gay marriage.