Appearing on CNBC with John Harwood, Huckabee was asked if he had any regrets about previously holding the Duggar family up as “a model of everything that was good and decent about family,” in light of Josh Duggar’s fall from grace.
Duggar has admitted that he molested several of his sisters when he was a teen and conducted multiple adulterous affairs as an adult.
‘Well, out of 19 kids, y’know, as far as we know, 18 turned out pretty darn well,” a smiling Huckabee said.
“That’s a pretty good percentage,” he continued, “And I don’t think you disparage..” as Harwood cut him off.
“I can just imagine quite a few people who feel disparaged about things you’ve say about gay rights, gay marriage, and would think ‘Heh, hypocrite,'” Harwood pressed.
“Look, I’m not to defend anything of Josh,” Huckabee replied. “Nothing to defend. But I don’t think you can disparage the entire family because one of the members did some pretty bad things.”
Yeah you know that might make sense if Josh's parents had actually got him the help he needed when they first found out, and had not covered for his abuses which allowed him to continue preying on his sisters and family friends.
Oh and if the family was not made up of anti-gay, fundamentalist assholes, who survive by bilking idiots on the internet and broadcasting their lives on reality TV.
Besides does anybody REALLY believe that the rest of the family "turned out pretty darn well?"