Former Governor Warns Of Excesses By Feds – Hot Springs Village Voice

Mike Huckabee’s lead guest failed to appear on the former Arkansas governor’s June 4 TV show.

Peter Navarro, a 72-year-old economic adviser to former President Donald Trump, had been chained up and then strip searched after preparing to board a flight from Washington, DC, to Nashville, Tennessee to appear on the TBN show of Huckabee that day.

Addressing the Garland County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Aug. 29 at the Oaklawn Event Center, Huckabee said Navarro spoke to the FBI that week, saying he would voluntarily turn himself in if the FBI went to him. charge with a crime.

Huckabee said Navarro literally lived in an apartment next to FBI headquarters.

The alleged crime? Contempt of Congress.

Navarro, Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, argues that legally he is “clearly covered” by testimonial immunity about conversations with then-President Trump.

Huckabee, 67, said the arrest was a political charade.

Before his speech, Huckabee told the press, “It was an absolute travesty to chase a former president at 6 a.m. with 30 armed FBI agents. But they had to put on a show and publicly humiliate a 72-year-old man who faithfully served his country,” Huckabee said.

The FBI, which had searched Trump’s estate in Mar-A-Lago, Florida on January 18 after the former president said they were welcome, raided the Florida home on August 8 . Trump, 76, was out of state. That day.

After resisting a court motion to release the search warrant, the Justice Department released a heavily redacted copy of the warrant on August 26.

Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, Huckabee is also a Baptist minister, journalist and political commentator.

He said the Constitution’s separation of powers protects Americans from an “angry and biased” Congress, adding that Democrats wouldn’t like Republicans to do the same. The battle over internal executive branch documents, memos and other confidential White House documents, is a “serious breach of executive privilege and should be settled by the Supreme Court.”

Huckabee began with his signature humor and congratulated his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Republican gubernatorial candidate. “These days, that’s all I get, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Sarah’s dad,'” Huckabee joked.

Growing up with two older brothers, Huckabee said his daughter learned to ‘fight and be tough’ and believes if elected it would be the first time a father and daughter would both serve as governor .

Huckabee predicts that Huckabee Sanders would be innovative and creative as governor, serving with distinction, adding that just as important, “she will bring a mother’s heart” to office. “I think she will be a fantastic governor for the state.”

He said Sanders’ tenacity will allow him to effectively resist the excesses of the federal government.

He touched on other issues, including the United States allowing a porous southern border. Not only did this open the country to the illegal drug, fentanyl, but it opened the door to the sex trafficking of children as young as 6 years old. “Many of them are raped up to 40 times a day,” he said.

The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics says fentanyl is the world’s deadliest opioid. With more than 42,700 fentanyl overdose deaths in the United States in 2020, it is responsible for more than half of drug overdose deaths in the country.

Huckabee understands why – despite great odds – immigrants keep coming to America. “I understand why they want to come. There is no line of people trying to get out of this country. They line up and come because they want to become Americans,” he said. But most do it legally, with perils for those who don’t, he said, recalling that 50 people were found dead in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio on June 28. More than a dozen survivors were hospitalized.

He also said President Biden’s order canceling current student debt is unfair to those who have worked hard to pay off their college loans, as well as parents who are currently working hard to raise money for their children to attend college. university.

The former governor praised those working in the skilled trades, including plumbers. “I appreciate her work as much as the person who got a degree in gender studies,” he said.

Huckabee praised U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman, who serves Garland County and much of southern and western Arkansas. He said Westerman could be much more effective next year if Republicans take over the House and Senate in November. He also thanked event chair Linda Beber and secretary Jim Keary for attending the dinner.

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