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In the wake of protesters tearing down statues that offend them, Mike Huckabee asked a simple question: Can he tear down things that he disagrees with?

For instance, abortion clinics.

In an interview with Fox News, Wednesday, the former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate floated the idea of tearing down abortion clinics because they “offend” him.

Anarchists go and just tear down the statues because they are impatient with politicians doing it. That is not — that is not acceptable behavior, it is vandalism, it is anarchy, and it would be like me saying 'I don’t like abortion clinics, so I’m going to go to tear them down because I find them offensive.'

Huckabee is a ardent pro-life supporter.

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Huck said that the precedent of mobs tearing down things that offend us is troubling. “We are bordering on anarchy,” he said, “having a select group of people tear something down because it offends them personally.” The former governor of a former Confederate state said he “is OK” with Confederate statues being replaced as long as the process goes through public and political debate, but cautioned that the slope is a slippery one.

Al Sharpton is calling for the destruction of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. You have a pastor in Chicago asking that Washington Park have that statue there removed because it George Washington owned slaves.

Then he asked: “Where does it stop?”

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