During a Friday interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Huckabee weighed in on House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) tweet from Thursday where he went after President Donald Trump and “Squad” members
Huckabee blasted the Democrats as not being willing to “call” out members of their party, saying that the House Judiciary chairman was the “first” to do it but still had to build “a big wall” around him by targeting Trump.
“It shows there is a different Democratic Party at work today than there was,” said Huckabee. “It used to be, John, that Democrats were reliable supporters of Israel — in fact, even more so than Republicans. And that no longer is the case.”
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— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 23, 2019
The former Arkansas governor went on to torch Democratic leaders for letting Omar, Tlaib, and other “Squad” members become the “face and voice” of their party when it came to Israel policy and claimed that the “Squad” had “co-opted their own party.”
“The sad fact is: it’s these freshman members of Congress, like Omar and Tlaib, who are now the face and voice of the Democratic Party when it relates to the issue of Israel policy. And it ought to be [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer and [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, and even Nadler and other leaders, but it’s not. It’s these two people and other members of the ‘Squad.’
“They have co-opted their own party, and it’s tragic. Not just for the party, it’s tragic for the world, and for really understanding or any resolve of issues in the Middle East.”
Huckabee’s comments came the day after the House Judiciary chairman went after the president as well as the two “Squad” members in a tweet.
As IJR Red previously reported, Nadler condemned the “growing anti-Semitism” in American “political dialogue” and torched Trump’s controversial “disloyalty” remarks as an “anti-Semitic trope.”
Nadler also took aim at Tlaib and Omar for sharing a cartoon he declared “can surely be read for its vile underlying message.”