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Mike Huckabee slams GOP rival Ted Cruz for saying gay marriage is state-by-state issue

Mike Huckabee slams GOP rival Ted Cruz for saying gay marriage is state-by-state issue

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is letting US Senator Ted Cruz have it.

Huckabee, trailing badly in the polls in the race for their party’s presidential nomination, took to Twitter on Wednesday (23 December) to slam the higher-polling Cruz for saying that same-sex marriage is a state-by-state issue.

‘If marriage and sanctity of life are truly issues of principle-not politics-there shouldn’t be geographical boundaries to what’s right and wrong,’ Huckabee tweeted.

At a fundraiser held on 9 December at the Sullivan & Cromwell law firm on Madison Avenue, Cruz said to a group fiscally conservative but mostly socially liberal Republicans: ‘People of New York may well resolve the marriage question differently than the people of Florida or Texas or Ohio. … That’s why we have 50 states — to allow a diversity of views.’

Cruz was asked if fighting same-sex marriage is a top three priority for him.

He said it is not.

‘I would say defending the Constitution is a top priority,’ he said. ‘And that cuts across the whole spectrum – whether it’s defending (the) First Amendment, defending religious liberty, stopping courts from making public policy issues that are left to the people.’

In his Twitter rant, Huckabee asked: ‘Should conservatives support a corporately-funded candidate that says one thing at a Manhattan fundraiser and another at a Marshaltown church? Shouldn’t candidates be expected to have authenticity and consistency, instead of looking at a map to decide what to believe and what to say?’

He added: ‘Whether you agree with him, one reason I respect Trump: he doesn’t pretend with his principles or change his message depending on location/audience.’

H/T: Towleroad