Saturday, August 01, 2015

Mike Huckabee: Deploy U.S. Troops To Stop Women From Getting Abortions

The desperation of the occupants of the GOP presidential candidate clown is surging with those unlikely to make the cut for the first candidate circus debate next month seemingly willing to say the most outlandish things in order to pander to the Christofascist element of the GOP base.  Case in point?  Mike Huckabee - who I personally believe should be in a mental institution and not in any elected office - who has suggested that U.S. military troops be used to stop women from getting abortions.  Think Progress looks at Huckabee's growing insanity and willingness to make a mockery of the rights of others.  Here are excerpts:
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said at a campaign stop on Thursday that he would consider sending federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortions.

During a campaign stop in Iowa, reporters asked Huckabee about a recent controversy over an anti-choice organization‘s efforts to paint Planned Parenthood as a dubious entity that is selling “aborted baby parts” through the release of several heavily edited videos.

Huckabee said he would “invoke the 5th and 14th amendments for the protection of every human being.” The Fifth Amendment states, “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger.” This suggests a Hucakbee presidency would unilaterally make all abortion illegally by deeming all fetuses are people. 

“I will not pretend there is nothing we can do to stop this,” Huckabee said. When a reporter asked if hew would use federal troops or the FBI to this end, he said, “We’ll see if I get to be president.”

He cited Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln as his inspiration, saying they were previous presidents who have defied Supreme Court rulings. 

Get out the straight jacket and please take the man away!!

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