Huck Won’t Say If Religious Freedom Extends To Muslim Flight Attendant

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September 9, 2015 11:10 a.m.

After defending Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Wednesday would not say whether a Muslim flight attendant should be able to deny alcohol to passengers on a flight.

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Huckabee about Charee Stanley, a flight attendant for ExpressJet who was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol. She said it violated her religious beliefs.

“Historically we have made accommodations for people with religious convictions,” Huckabee said when asked if he Stanley has the right to refuse to serve alcohol.

“You’ve seen it in Michigan where they spent $25,000 providing foot baths for Muslims students,” he said, adding that the U.S. gave prayer mats to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

When asked again if he supports Stanley’s refusal to serve alcohol, Huckabee said, “I think people try to make accommodations wherever they can.”

“Sometimes maybe it can’t be done, but in this case there was no attempt to make an accommodation to Kim Davis,” he said.

Watch Huckabee’s interview on CNN’s “New Day” here.

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