If some Jews were already queasy about the possibility of Mike Huckabee winning the Republican nomination, they’re positively apoplectic now. On Monday, the former Arkansas governor uncorked another doozy when he told a crowd in Michigan that what “we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”
The Jewish response was quick. The American Jewish Committee called it a “prescription for theocracy.” Abe Foxman said it was “unreal.”
Huckabee did some damage control, telling the Jewish week that he was talking about the “human life amendment” and promising that he doesn’t really want to rewrite the Constitution. Except that he had said precisely the opposite.
You be the judge: Huckabee on the Constitution