Mike Huckabee removed a statement from his website warning Israel and the Jews “not to insult” the friends they have.
The Anti-Defamation League on Monday had scolded the former Arkansas governor and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) for inappropriate use of Holocaust imagery to decry the debt crisis.
Both politicos, likely GOP presidential candidates in 2012, were reported over the weekend to have likened what they said was the U.S. government’s failure to address the debt to doing nothing as the Nazis carried out their genocide.
Huckabee said his comments, made in a speech in Pittsburgh to the National Rifle Association, were misconstrued.
His political action committee website called on the ADL and its director, Abraham Foxman, to apologize and added, according to multiple reports, “Israel and Jewish people need to make friends, not insult the ones they have.”
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