Mike Huckabee: ‘What qualifies Stacey Abrams to be president?’

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Monday that it’s “stunning” former Georgia state congresswoman Stacey Abrams wants to take the job as vice president.

“She is adamant to want this job. It is interesting to that you’d have to ask, what is her qualification to be president because the issue is not are you qualified to be vice president, are you qualified to be president,” Huckabee told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

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Huckabee responded to a Washington Post piece that argued Biden may gravitate to candidates other than the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Abrams.

The articles says, “In some ways, Abrams’s unorthodox approach is in sync with Biden, who has taken unusual steps himself, such as promising to pick a woman and talking openly about his deliberations. But some Abrams fans are already frustrated about what they see as the likelihood that Biden, in many ways a traditional politician, will go another direction.”

A quote was included in the op-ed, “I think as we get closer to the election, people retreat to what they know best. In establishment Democratic politics, at the national level at least, that means going after swing white voters,” said Quentin James, co-founder of Collective PAC, who said he would be happy with any of the black women contending for the job. “They’re going to make every excuse in the book to justify picking Gretchen Whitmer, Amy Klobuchar or — even though I agree with her politics — Elizabeth Warren.”

Huckabee noted that Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race and her last political job was in the Peach State legislature.

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Huckabee went on to say, “I’m not diminishing being the state legislature in Georgia. It’s a wonderful job, but I’m not sure that qualifies you to be the leader of the free world and, somehow, she thinks she does. I’m stunned that she honestly thinks she’s qualified to be Joe Biden’s running mate.”

Huckabee said that it is not wise to put someone in the job who is not “ready to take the job.”

“That would be true anytime but especially in the case Joe Biden is the nominee.”

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