Huckabee Responds To Rep. Rangel’s ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ Budget Query With Scripture

With the national debt taking up most of Congress’s summer efforts, Rep. Charlie Rangel made a special plea to his colleagues that, in voting on whether to raise the debt ceiling, they consider how Jesus would vote: “What would Jesus do this weekend?” On this morning’s Fox & Friends, former Arkansas governor (and pastor) Mike Huckabee did the research, and concluded that the first thing Jesus would do (and Rep. Rangel would not) is to pay his taxes.

“Sorry, Charlie,” Huckabee began the segment, noting that Rep. Rangel is “a guy who had trouble paying his taxes”– something Jesus never had problems with. “He ought to take a lesson from Jesus… that’s what Jesus would do, pay his taxes.” As for what he wouldn’t do, Huckabee argues, “I think we kind of know that he wouldn’t run a $14 trillion debt and stick it on the grandkids.” While he didn’t quite explain the why of that statement, it probably has something to do with the fact that Jesus was intentionally and vociferously apolitical.

After reading a passage from the Bible, Huckabee was then asked whether the religious discussion was appropriate in American politics. “No,” he answered, “I think it’s a little bit of a stretch to reach out and say God has a particularly partisan position on policy in the government.”

The segment via Fox News below:

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