Religious voters may disagree with President Trump’s rhetoric and tone, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “is not an option” for them in the 2020 election, Fox News agent Mike Huckabee said Sunday.
“The Democratic Party has moved further and further to the left on issues that are important to many believers, such as Israel, abortion, traditional marriage,” Huckabee told Fox & Friends Weekend.
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“These are areas where if the government and society as a whole do not want to adopt a biblical standard, Christians just want to be left alone. We don̵
The former governor’s comments come after Trump on Thursday told Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera that Biden, a practicing Roman Catholic man, and the Democrats were “against the Bible” claiming the alleged Democratic presidential candidate was “against God” . “
The Biden campaign hit Trump in response to his photo outside St. John’s Church amid protests against police brutality and as the Republican president tries to shore up his evangelical base.
“Joe Biden’s belief is at the core of who he is. He has lived it with dignity all his life and it has been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme need,” Biden spokesman Andrew Bates told Fox News.
“Donald Trump is the only president in our history who gassed peaceful Americans in tears and kicked a priest out of their church only to desecrate him – and a Bible – for his own cynical optics as he tried to tear our nation apart apart in a moment of crisis and pain. “
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The battle between the two comes when a Catholic group publicly criticized Biden for his silence about “the rising climate of anti-Catholicism across the country” and his failure to raise the issue on the national stage.
Huckabee praised Trump as an “advocate of religious freedom” and contrasted him with Biden, whom he called “an advocate of the left”.
Huckabee later spoke of a recent statement published on Politico entitled “Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?” The column suggests that religious voters “are appalled by Trump and hope to pull their fellow Christians away from the GOP,” a sentiment Huckabee calls “wishful thinking from the media.”
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“I read this and thought it was wishful thinking from the media,” he said. “Leftists are trying to realize this idea here that Joe Biden somehow addresses people of the faith. This is complete nonsense. I don’t know anyone, people of the faith, who thinks Joe Biden is a good choice.
“Well, admittedly,” Huckabee admitted, “some of them are not happy with everything Donald Trump says or tweets, but I’m telling you they won’t go with Biden. That is not an option.”
Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.