Duggar Endorsement Mysteriously Disappears from Huckabee Campaign Site
Earlier in May, the 2016 GOP candidate Mike Huckabee garnered several endorsements from the Duggar family of then-19 Kids and Counting fame. Now that Jim Bob and Michelle’s son Josh’s child molestation allegations have come to light, where does this leave the family’s otherwise stalwart political relationship with Huckabee?
If Huckabee’s campaign website is any indication, that’d be smack dab in the middle of nowhere.
As Talking Points Memo discovered on Thursday, what were once prominent campaign endorsements were no longer a part of the website’s prominent sidebar feature:
Jim Bob, a former Arkansas state representative, and Michelle Duggar endorsed Huckabee both for his 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Their endorsements did not appear in the “I Like Mike” section of the site Thursday morning. Archived versions of the campaign site show that the endorsements were removed sometime Monday night.
You can find the aforementioned archived version here.
Sure, Huckabee said that he stood by the Duggars when initially asked about the family just after the scandal broke in late May. But the former Arkansas Governor’s insistence that “good people make mistakes” isn’t necessarily enough to retain a highly-publicized political endorsement.
[h/t Talking Points Memo]
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