Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee seemed to be questioning US Senator Lindsey Graham’s sexuality in a radio interview.
Huckabee, a twice-failed Republican presidential candidate, takes issue with Graham’s criticism of Congressman Devin Nunes and his handling of his role as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
‘I’m very disappointed in Lindsey,’ Huckabee told conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham.
‘I sometimes wonder what uniform he puts on each morning when goes out to the field to play, and I’m not just talking about the partisan uniform.’
Graham, a Republican, has denied in the past that he is gay.
He is 61 years old and never been married or had a public relationship.
In addressing the persistent rumor he said in 2010: ‘I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.’
Huckabee is known to be very anti-gay. He had warned that the US Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states risked God visiting a punishment on the United States like the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah and comparing it to slavery.
Huckabee also suggested that if he was still in school he would pretend to be transgender just to spy on young girls in change rooms and bathrooms and attacked the idea of transgender people being able to serve openly in the US military, saying ‘The military is not a social experiment.’
Huckabee held a rally last year in support of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis after she was jailed for refusing to perform the duties of her job after same-sex marriage came to her home state, welcoming her on her release from prison.