Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan’s honeymoon as the new Republican Speaker of the House came to an abrupt end today when 2016 GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee demanded that he either stop Middle East refugees from entering the U.S. or step down.
With GOP governors of multiple states declaring today they will not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Huckabee jumped on the xenophobia bandwagon and called for a complete ban.
On Twitter, the former Arkansas Governor wrote: “If
@SpeakerRyan will not lead & reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East he needs to step down today & let someone else lead.”
One commenter on Twitter mocked the evangelical Huckabee writing, “rejecting those fleeing is exactly what Jesus would do.”
Huckabee may have forgotten Matthew 25:35 from the Bible which reads: “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.”
The Arkansas Republican continued his diatribe on his website writing: “And in the GOP, Speaker Ryan needs to make it clear that if the President won’t stand to protect America from wholesale open borders, then Republicans will. If Ryan will not lead and reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East without assurances that we can separate refugees from terrorists, then Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead.”
Huckabee’s tweet below:
If @SpeakerRyan will not lead & reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East he needs to step down today & let someone else lead.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 16, 2015