Carney: Huckabee Comments ‘Sound Offensive To Me And To Women’

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January 23, 2014 2:19 p.m.

White House press secretary Jay Carney was quick to denounce former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R) comments that the government shouldn’t provide co-pay-free birth control because women can’t control their reproductive system or “libido.”

“I haven’t seen that report, but whoever said it sounds offensive to me and to women,” Carney said Thursday.

Carney’s response came very shortly after Huckabee, speaking at the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, said that Democrats want women to believe they are “helpless.”

“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,” Huckabee said.

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