Target: Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas and Presidential Candidate
Goal: Demand that politician apologize for transphobic and disgusting remarks.
In a stunning show of the principle that things can always get worse, after former Governor of Arkansas and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee insulted transgender individuals living in the United States, he went on to admit that he would gladly have committed sexual harassment as a teenager. This type of behavior is sickening and to even allow a man like this to run for President of the United States is an insult to every single American. Sign here to demand that he apologize for his remarks and bow out of the presidential race immediately.
These insulting comments came as part of a speech Huckabee was giving about bathrooms and gender discrimination. In this speech, he said that transgender people offended him and that he feels the need to protect children from them, implying that trans people are somehow all predators instead of just regular people trying to use the restrooms that they feel comfortable and safe in.
After those hurtful statements, Huckabee went on to say, “Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” suggesting that he would sexually harass women in the women’s bathrooms if he had a legal loophole to do so. Huckabee outright admitted that the only thing stopping him from becoming a sexual predator was the threat of jail-time. It sounds like children and people in bathrooms need protection from Mike Huckabee, not trans people.
This truly vile man cannot be allowed to ever take part in government again, let alone run for President of the United States. Sign here to demand that Huckabee apologize for these remarks and bow out of the presidential race before he insults the morality and intelligence of any more people.
Dear Former Governor Huckabee,
It has come to my attention that in a speech you delivered last February, you made several extremely upsetting and hurtful remarks about transgender people. You apparently went on to admit that you wished you yourself could use the women’s bathroom to sexually harass people. I don’t understand why you would admit something like that, let alone on a stage while running for President, but it is absolutely unacceptable and I am writing to demand that you publicly apologize for your disgusting statements.
You are not allowed to spew this hateful filth simply because you are a straight white man. Your opinion on what other people do with their lives is meaningless and if trans people offend you, my only response is: too bad. The fact that you publicly admitted that you would be a sexual predator if you could get away with it offends me. Women, children, and possibly other men, don’t need protection from trans people, Mr. Huckabee, they need protection from you. I urge you to apologize to the millions of people you have insulted and bow out of the presidential race immediately.
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