Huckabee Defends Daughter Sarah, Her Ultimate Judge Is God, Not a Comedian
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came to the defense of his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, on Friday after she was attacked by controversial comedian Kathy Griffin.
During a news briefing on Thursday, Sanders took a shot at Griffin after a reporter asked a question about a tweet President Donald Trump wrote on the the firing of ABC actress and comedian Roseanne Barr.
“Has the president spoken to Roseanne Barr, as we know has been a longtime friend of his?” she was asked. “And why did he choose to address the ABC policy instead of the underlying issue of concerns about a racist comment that she tweeted out?”
“He’s simply pointing out the bias,” Sanders said. “The president is pointing to the hypocrisy in the media, saying that the most horrible thing about this president and nobody addresses it.”
“Where was Bob Iger’s apology to the White House staff for Jemele Hill calling the president and anyone associated had him a white supremacist?” she asked. “To Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a mental illness?
“Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on ‘The View’ after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head?”
Griffin responded to Sanders’ comment with a profanity-laced tweet on Friday.
“B—-, do not come for me. I did not call you. And for f—s sake, take a cold reading class, maybe you won’t stumble so much,” she wrote.
Griffin also urged TBS comedian Samantha Bee not to apologize after Bee received significant backlash for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” during a monologue on her show, “Full Frontal.”
Gov. Huckabee made an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” on Friday and said that Sarah is able to handle these sorts of attacks against her because her identity is grounded in something much deeper.
“I don’t think she enjoys it, but Sarah knows who she is,” Huckabee said. “Her faith, her connection to Christ is something that gives her a sense of grounding and centering. She knows her ultimate judge is not gonna be some hideous comedian. Her ultimate judge is the God who created her, who knows her a whole lot better than Kathy Griffin or Samantha Bee.”
The former governor also criticized those on the left who will viciously attack women if they don’t line up with them politically.
“The people who claim to be champion of women? They’re not,” he said. “They’re champions of the left.
“It’s a political ideology; it’s not a gender identity at all,” he added.
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