CBS Anchor Presses Huckabee: Has a Nazi Analogy Ever Won a Debate?


Mike Huckabee‘s Holocaust-invoking comment that President Barack Obama is leading the Israelis to the “door of the oven” made its way to the Sunday shows this week.

The former Republican governor of Arkansas infamously told last week that the president’s Iran nuclear deal will effectively march the State of Israel and, in effect, the Jewish people into another Holocaust. The comment was met with near-universal scorn, save a few fellow candidates who agreed.

CBS’s Face the Nation host John Dickerson interviewed the Republican presidential candidate Sunday morning via satellite and pointedly asked, “Has there ever been a modern debate where an argument was won by using a Nazi analogy?”

“I don’t know if a debate has been won,” Huckabee responded, “But I know that we are in a very dangerous situation because of the deal with the Iranians. We just released $150 billion so they can buy conventional weapons from the Russians and can continue what is already a very deadly pursuit of terrorism around the world.”

He continued: “While the president may have called [my comments] ridiculous, what’s ridiculous is that we would ever trust the Iranians, who for 36 years have vowed that they will wipe Israel off the face of the map and have vowed that they will bring death to America.”

Watch below, via CBS:

[h/t Raw Story]
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