Huckabee On Duggars: ‘Good People Make Mistakes’
The right-wing picks its heroes and, when they fall, they can’t admit they picked the wrong ones to begin with.
Friday morning, Huckabee posted a long message of support for the family on his Facebook page, asserting in now uncertain terms that he and his wife “want to affirm our support for the Duggar family.”
“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’” Huckabee continued. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities.” Huckabee proceeded to criticize the “blood-thirsty” media for “sensationalizing the story.”
However, as newly-released police reports revealed, Jim Bob Duggar did not go to the authorities to report the incidents until more than a year after Josh Duggar confessed what he had done to them.
“Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand — that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature,” Huckabee wrote. “Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed — not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims.”