The former Arkansas governor said Friday that he has no regrets about his remarks about the female libido.
“No, why would I? What’s wrong with — even the word? It’s a wholesome thing. God gave us sexual drive. It’s not something dirty,” Huckabee said on Fox News, according to Politico.
"It isn’t vulgar. It’s a wonderful gift from God in the context of a relationship between a man and a woman who have committed to each other as life partners. That’s a good thing. There’s nothing unholy or untoward about that.”
The infamous comment came in a speech at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting last month.
"If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it! Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be," he said.
Huckabee was promptly mocked and pilloried but he's been consistently unapologetic, even exploiting the comments in a fundraising email to supporters. He may have been onto something.
Polls conducted following the speech have shown Huckabee emerging as the top choice among Republicans for the 2016 presidential race.