Mike Huckabee isn’t happy with President Obama‘s decision to appoint an openly gay man as the next Secretary of the Army.
Eric Fanning, the current acting Under Secretary of Army, was selected by Obama this week, which would make him the first openly gay man to lead any branch of the U.S. military.
And while The Washington Post notes his sexuality isn’t really a big deal to the Army or to even some Republicans in Congress, leave it to Huckabee to crank up the outrage-ometer with this statement today:
It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals than honoring America’s heroes. Veterans suicide is out-of-control and military readiness is dangerously low, yet Obama is so obsessed with pandering to liberal interest groups he’s nominated an openly gay civilian to run the Army. Homosexuality is not a job qualification. The U.S. military is designed to keep Americans safe and complete combat missions, not conduct social experiments.
Huckabee said something similar last month when asked about transgender soldiers, because obviously allowing non-straight people to serve their country openly with honor and dignity is a “social experiment.”
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