Huckabee Clarifies He ‘Never’ Said Obama Should Be Impeached

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August 11, 2014 1:14 p.m.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Saturday clarified that he never called for President Obama to be impeached.

Last week, he told Iowa radio host Steve Deace that Obama “has done plenty of things worthy of impeachment.”

But during an interview with Iowa reporters on Saturday, Huckabee said that impeachable offenses don’t necessarily mean a president should be impeached.

“Let me be very clear. I never said he should be impeached. In fact I was explicitly clear,” he said, according to the Des Moines Register. “As often is the case, only half of what I said got quoted. I was asked the specific question: Had he committed impeachable offenses. And I said yes.”

“But he’s not going to be impeached, and he shouldn’t be,” Huckabee continued. “Impeachment ought to be something that would be used in the rarest and most unusual of circumstances.”

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