During his appearance on The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer asked Mike Huckabee for his thoughts regarding Hillary Clinton‘s meeting with #BlackLivesMatter activists. Huckabee responded that he understood that people were passionate about racial justice, but was bothered with the single-ethnicity focus.
On treating people with respect, Huckabee said “you don’t do it by magnifying the problems, you do it by magnifying the solutions.” He continued by saying “when I hear people scream ‘black lives matter,’ I’m thinking, of course they do. All lives matter. It is not that any life matters more than another.”
Huckabee recalled threats he faced for integrating an all-white church as a pastor. Huckabee said that that Martin Luther King Jr. goal was in focusing on injustice over skin color, and that he would not approve of BLM’s actions.
“That’s the whole message that Dr. King tried to present, and I think he’d be appalled by the notion that we’re elevating some lives above others,” Huckabee said.
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