Huckabee Exposes Sick Fact About Obama’s Response To Dallas Shooting
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lambasted President Barack Obama for using his speech to the nation about the Dallas attacks as a platform for gun control, even as the president stated that not all the facts were known.
At least five officers were killed in the sniper attacks Thursday during a Black Lives Matter protest march, out of 11 who were shot.
According to Politico, Obama called the attack “vicious, calculated and despicable,” but added that, “we also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic, and in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”
“I think this is a time when real leaders bring people together, he doesn’t split them apart,” Huckabee said in his appearance on Fox News.
“He doesn’t need to inject the divisive arguments like gun control at a time of great grief for the nation,” Huckabee continued. “And he ought to do for us what Ronald Reagan did after the Challenger disaster. And that’s remind us of what we have in common, not what separates us. And that’s why I’m always so frustrated. Barack Obama has such great potential to be a leader.”
According to Huckabee, the focus of the president’s speech should have been on the brave sacrifice made by the police officers who were shot, “and solely on the police officers and the sacrifices of their family and leave all of the political discussions aside,” Huckabee declared. “There’s plenty of time for that. Today there’s one thing (that) ought to be on the president’s mind.”
Another 2016 GOP challenger, Dr. Ben Carson, agreed.
“Now is definitely not the time to get political,” Carson told “Fox & Friends.”
“Now is the time to use logic and ask ourselves, why do we have a Constitution? Why do we have a Second Amendment? They’re always saying you don’t need a high powered weapon to hunt deer. The Constitution is not about deer hunting. It’s about people being able to defend themselves from an overly aggressive government or an external invasion … imagine 24 or 48 hours with no police. What would your life be like?”
You can watch Carson’s comments here:
Also of note was the scant attention given by Obama to the anti-police rhetoric so frequently bandied about by the Democrat Party. Apparently, calling for the the abrogation of our constitutional rights is one thing, but suggesting that virulent anti-police rhetoric be toned down is simply a bridge too far for the president.
Huckabee and Carson are right. It’s time for a leader who can unite us in the aftermath of this brutal attack on our law enforcement officers and our values — not one who will tacitly encourage the rhetoric of the left while using it to push gun control.