Mike Huckabee, a former Republican Arkansas governor and father to White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has called for Trump to conduct mass firings after the midterm elections.
In response to Hillary Clinton’s remarks about Trump’s authoritarian impulses and the danger of Democrats not winning at least one house of Congress in the November midterms, Huckabee said that he agrees with many things Clinton said.
“He will be even more unaccountable,” Clinton said. “He will fire people in the White House, he will fire people in his administration who the thinks are crossing him, questioning him, undermining him.”
Huckabee said he agreed with Clinton.
“I hope she’s right,” Huckabee said. “I hope the president does fire a bunch of people. He needs to go through the federal government and give a lot of people some pink slips—people who have been disloyal, people who have tried to undermine him, people in the Deep State.”
Huckabee is not worried about Trump being unaccountable, pointing to accomplishments like moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. And he is not worried about the “erosion of U.S. institutions.”
Huckabee responded with Benghazi conspiracy theories.
“The same secretary of state who tried to pass on the narrative that it was a video that created Benghazi,” Huckabee said. “How dare she talk about authoritarianism.”