Apparently soon-to-be failed-GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee can determine who is, and is not a Christian. Or maybe he has sold out to Trump and is bashing Ted Cruz’s faith to please his new puppet master?
Mike Huckabee painted Ted Cruz as a non-stop flip-flopper Friday, saying that raised questions about whether the Texas Republican can be trusted.
“Ted Cruz has changed his positions on ethanol, immigration, H-1B visas. He’s changed it on whether marriage is a state or a federal issue. He’s changed it on whether he’s going to be a real champion for religious liberty or whether that’s going to be way down the road and it’s not important,” Huckabee told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.”
“I think it’s pretty clear while Ted Cruz has questioned the integrity of a lot of different candidates on that stage, if you look at how many different things, including trade — he wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal saying it was the greatest thing since toothpaste, then he came out when the political wind shifted and said he was against it.”
To be honest, Cruz has always said defining marriage is left up to the States, since the US Constitution does NOT mention marriage. In other words Cruz believes in the 1oth amendment. Huckabee, apparently does not. The truly galling thing to me though, is Huckabee questioning Cruzs faith, then lying about it
“I’m not going to judge his Christian faith because, look, God is going to judge mine, he’s going to judge his,” Huckabee said when questioned about Cruz’s charitable donations and whether or not protecting marriage is a priority for Cruz during an interview on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday.
Huckabee told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, “Nobody has caught me saying something different in New York than I say in Sioux Center. If I tell somebody something in Marshalltown, Iowa, they will hear the exact same things in Manhattan.”
Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist Minister, was referencing an earlier report from Politico that Cruz allegedly said he would make protecting marriage a priority while on the campaign trail, but said something different during a fundraiser in New York.
“I have been asked a lot of questions,” Huckabee told O’Reilly about Cruz. “And I have pointed out that if someone is going to say they are consistent, they need to be consistent. One of the things that I feel I have brought to this race is that nobody has caught me saying something different in New York than I say in Sioux Center.”
O’Reilly said, “You are a straight-talking guy. Look, you said about Cruz, how can you be a rabid Christian if you don’t give any money to charity? That’s a pretty tough statement.”
“I didn’t say that about Cruz. I was asked a question generally,” Huckabee defended.
And I said I don’t think you can put God last in your budget if you claim he is first in your life. I was talking about me. Look, the fact is Christian stewardship is something I believe in. I believed in it when my wife and I were dirt poor and living in a $40-a-month-rent house. I believed it when we had a lot more money. But we’ve always given nothing less than a tithe of income to our church for the simple reason that that’s how it is supposed to be.
O’Reilly was referencing a recent Buzzfeed report that alleged, “Evangelicals and political opponents want to know why Cruz gave less than one percent of income to charity between 2006 and 2010.”
When asked about Cruz’s donation amount, Huckabee told Buzzfeed, “It’s hard to say God is first in your life if he’s last in your budget.”
Huckabee then told O’Reilly that this is “something [Cruz] needs to answer.”
Sorry, Huckabee that is pretty low in my view, criticizing Cruz is fair game, as is questioning his record but questioning his faith? WEASEL!