Pataki Knocks Huckabee For ‘Mocking’ Transgender People

June 3, 2015 7:30 a.m.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), who recently announced his 2016 presidential bid, on Tuesday criticized former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R) recent comments about transgender people.

“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” Huckabee said earlier this year.

Pataki said that while Huckabee’s remarks were “meant in humor,” he should have showed more respect.

“I think the more important point is we should give people their dignity and let them make their own decisions,” Pataki said on CNN. “If someone chooses a path that’s different than mine, we should respect it as opposed to mocking it or in any way trying to prevent that.”

The former New York governor echoed his CNN remarks on Twitter, referencing Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic athlete and television star formerly known as Bruce Jenner who recently made her post-transition debut.

H/t Mediaite

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