Internet rebukes 'broke and desperate' Mike Huckabee as he argues US has 'no valid reason' to support Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Internet rebukes 'broke and desperate' Mike Huckabee as he argues US has 'no valid reason' to support Israel-Hamas ceasefire
Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee opposed a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (Huckabee on TBN/YouTube)

WASHINGTON, DC: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee asserted that there is "no valid reason" for a ceasefire deal in Gaza amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.

In an interview with NewsNation's Hena Doba on Saturday, June 8, the Republican, who is also a Baptist minister, put forward his case against a ceasefire, claiming "an honorable negotiation" with Hamas would not be possible, according to The Hill.

"Well, there's no valid reason to have a ceasefire with Hamas. They're not capable of having an honorable negotiation," Huckabee said.

Palestinian citizens inspect the damage to the Al-Sussi Mosque and their homes following Israeli air strikes in the Al-Shati Palestinian refugee camp on October 09, 2023 in Gaza City, Gaza. Almost 500 people have died in Gaza after Israel launched sustained retaliatory air strikes after Saturday's attack by Hamas. (Photo by Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)
Mike Huckabee argued that Hamas was not capable of an 'honorable negotiation' for a ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza (Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images)

"And every time something is put on the table, they pretend that they're gonna listen to it, they pretend that they're for it and then they always reject it," he added.

Mike Huckabee says Hamas' surrender is the only solution to end the war

"This is like trying to negotiate with the Nazis in World War II. You just don't," he said. "You beat them. You defeat them. You eradicate them," the former governor continued.

He argued against a ceasefire deal, citing the October 7, 2023, surprise attack on Israel by Hamas as an "unconscionable" act. The attack resulted in the deaths of 1,200 Israelis and 240 being taken hostage, sparking a conflict that has since claimed over 35,000 Palestinian lives.

"So, I think all this pretense about 'We've got to work with Hamas, we've got to talk to them,' two things ought to happen: Hamas surrenders unconditionally, and all the hostages are released," Huckabee said on NewsNation.



 

Huckabee's remarks came a week after President Joe Biden came up with a comprehensive Isreal-led ceasefire proposal that included the withdrawal of IDF from populated areas and liberation of remaining hostages under Hamas captive.

However, the Israeli Prime Minister remained firm on his conditions to end the war, which included the hostages' release and the return of bodies.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 18: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and t
President Joe Biden last week put forth a new proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza (Getty Images)

Furthermore, the Israeli military announced on Saturday that they rescued four hostages from Gaza in a special operation.

Biden, who was in Paris for the D-Day landing celebrations, hailed the rescue at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, where both leaders urged for an immediate ceasefire.

Internet slams Mike Huckabee for opposing a ceasefire in Gaza

Netizens spewed harsh criticisms against the former governor for opposing a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

One user wrote, "Evidently, Mike Huckabee is not just a crackpot paranoid American-hating insurrectionist, he's also broke and desperate."

Another remarked, "Huckabee is using his religious beliefs to try dictating american policy." [sic]



 



 

"Mad Huck, whose most momentous decision in public office was whether or not to raise taxes in America’s poorest state," added a user.

A response read, "You are no longer governor. Just another old guy who thinks his s**t doesn't stink." Another person said, "Huckabee insists he’s somehow relevant."



 



 



 

An individual commented on the NewsNations YouTube video, "From the mouth of a Christian Pastor. Just what Jesus taught him I guess."

"Saving lives isn't a valid reason. Let me guess, he's 'pro-life,'" someone else argued.

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