Huckabee Threatens to Leave GOP over Gay Marriage

The GOP stands to lose Mike Huckabee, one time presidential candidate and former Governor of Arkansas:

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee isn’t too happy with the GOP — so unhappy that he just may leave his party.

“[I]f the Republicans wanna 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,” he said in an interview with the American Family Association’s radio show Tuesday morning.

The one-time presidential hopeful said he was “utterly exasperated” with Republicans for not standing up to the Supreme Court’s decision Monday that paved the way for new states to offer same-sex marriage.

“I’ll become an independent, I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand. I’m tired of this,” Huckabee threatened.

Huckabee also guaranteed the Republican Party would continue to lose people like him if it did not change its actions toward same-sex marriage.

Thirty states plus the District of Columbia can now issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

It will be interesting to see if the party morphs to accommodate the ‘bible thumpers’as Huckabee says or if it morphs to accommodate same sex marriage couples. Huckabee’s declaration of becoming Independent is interesting. What do you think?


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