In an interview with One News Now, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) said that he supports reinstating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — legislation repealed by Congress in December, which prohibited gay men and women from serving openly in the military.In the interview, Huckabee said he believes the troops want the ban reinstated.
“There’s been some talk that the military is fine with having same-sex orientation people,” he said. “But if you really surveyed the combat troops, that is not at all the case.”
Huckabee also criticized politicians for getting involved in an issue he views as the military’s terrain.
“I don’t think that these are decisions that politicians should make,” he said. “These are decisions that soldiers should make. When the soldiers in the foxholes make the decisions, they choose something different — and we should listen to them.”
Huckabee is now the second potential presidential candidate to support bringing back “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In an interview with social conservative Bryan Fischer, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he supported reinstating the measure.