April 3rd, 2015

On Smerconish: Mike Huckabee Discusses Religious Freedom Laws, Hypocrisy of Companies Who Oppose Them

In an interview this afternoon with CNN host Michael Smerconish, Mike Huckabee calls out the “militant gay community” and hypocritical businesses – including Walmart and Apple – for pushing changes in proposed religious freedom laws.


Huckabee: The reason that those corporations put the pressure on Indiana and Arkansas was because the militant gay community put the pressure on them. I found it a little hypocritical when you have companies – even, and I love Walmart, big company in my home state – but they do business in China for gosh sake. I mean, I don’t think the Chinese are exactly the paragon of human rights. You’ve got Apple Computer – they’re selling Apple computers in Saudi Arabia. Is Tim Cook going to pull out of there? I don’t think so. He doesn’t mind making millions, if not billions of dollars, in cultures and countries where human rights are really an issue. And I think these corporations really oughta either be consistent – quit making money from these countries that are really oppressing human rights, and quit bowing to the pressure – and just sell their stuff. That’s what they’re in business for.

The full interview airs tomorrow, Saturday April 4th on Smerconish at 9amET on CNN. Full transcript available upon request.

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Smerconish airs Saturdays at 9amET and replays at 6pmET.