Huckabee Clarifies He ‘Never’ Said Obama Should Be Impeached

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.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: