June 9, 2015 – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says there’s a time he wishes he could’ve been transgender: When it was time to hit the high school showers. If he “could have felt like a woman,” the Republican former Arkansas governor joked, then he could have seen his female classmates without their clothes on. The comments were notable because transgender people say their decisions aren’t driven by sexuality and are a matter of personal identity: they identify with a gender they were not assigned at birth.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I’m pretty sure that I would have have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’”
Huckabee’s comments came in February at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee but were just recently uploaded to YouTube:
This of course comes on the (high) heels of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover in which the former Olympic champion, and self described Republican, came out as a female. The new Jenner has inspired much support but also been the basis for numerous jokes. A CNN reporter asked Huckabee about Caitlyn Jenner and he replied, “Not going there.”
Later Huckabee doubled-down with Iowa-based radio host Steve Deace:
“I take nothing back from that speech. I’m kind of glad it’s posted because people – if they watch the whole clip – what they’re going to see is that I’m giving a common sense answer to the insanity that’s going on out there. Everybody wants to be politically correct, everybody wants to be loved by the media and loved by the left and loved by the elitists, But, you know, I know I’m not going to be, so let’s just get it over with.”
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