Mike Huckabee: John Kasich Isn’t a Real Republican

What a difference 4 years makes. Back in 2016, John Kasich, a popular governor from the state of Ohio, was seeking the Republican nomination for president. He had a good run. The race started with nearly 20 candidates and Kasich eventually finished in 3rd place behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Following that loss, the former governor became a political commentator, signing a contract with CNN. This week, however, he returned to the political stage, endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for the presidency. The move came with much criticism for Conservatives including Mike Huckabee who said Kasich isn’t a “true Republican.”

Huckabee made the comments on Fox News, beginning, “John Kasich lied to the Republican Party,” Huckabee said alluding to 2016. “And he like everyone else on that stage, including me, raised our hands and we said we would support the nominee. He did not.”

The former Arkansas governor then claimed that the former Ohio governor had betrayed his party. “You cannot be a true Republican,” he said. “You’re supposed to be pro-life, you should be against high taxes and for security and law and order — and go out and support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”

Huckabee closed his remarks by saying Kasich’s displeasure with Trump amounts to sour grapes. “And it’s a real shame that he has taken his personal feelings and set aside all the principles that he once claimed he really, really adhered to. He was dishonest in 2016 and I don’t think [his speech] is going to be honest tonight and I don’t think it will move one voter.”



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