Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said earlier this week that if the Republican Party doesn’t stop placating gay marriage supporters, then he would leave the party.
Huckabee was speaking via phone with Right Wing Watch News, and railed against the party for going gay.
“If the Republicans want to lose guys like me and a whole bunch of still God-fearing Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue,” Huckabee said.
“And go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either, because at that point, you lose me, I’m gone, I’ll become an independent, I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand. I’m tired of this,” he said.
While Huckabee makes it sound like the only support for gay marriage comes from Washington, D.C. and New York City, a March Pew Research survey noted that over 60 percent of young Republicans had no problem with gay marriage. Support among older respondents to the survey drops significantly.
It looks like the Republican Party is changing, even if Huckabee isn’t.