Huckabee: I never said what I said | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Huckabee: I never said what I said

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2006 at 3:06 PM

According to today's edition of National Journal's Hotline newsletter, this is what Gov. Mike Huckabee said about immigration on national television last night:

Mike Huckabee was on "Scarborough Country" to talk about immigration. MSNBC's Scarborough asked him: "There were reports in Washington that you actually believed racism was driving the debate in the House of Representatives on this issue. Is that true?" "That's totally untrue," Huckabee said. "I was asked by reporters if I think some of the immigration anxiety was based on racism. And I said, Well, most of it isn't."

This is what Huckabee told the Associated Press on May 16:

Defending President Bush's stand on immigration, Mike Huckabee said that some anti-immigration Republicans were guilty of racism. "If I were to say that some of it is driven by sheer racism, that would be true," Huckabee said.

Somewhat contradictory, huh?

And this is from a recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Mike Huckabee told a group of reporters "that some anti-immigration Republicans were guilty of demagoguery and racism."

Sounds like Huckabee discovered that he is less likely to win the Republican presidential nomination if he alienates the right-wingers on immigration, so he is suddenly changing his tune.

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