Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News
personality Mike Huckabee believes the 'gay' glittering of a
presidential candidate should be a chargeable offense.
Huckabee made his remarks after
activists dumped glitter on 2 GOP candidates.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich was glitter bombed last month by
activist Nick Espinosa during a book signing stop in Minneapolis
before attending a benefit for the Minnesota Family Council, a group
that opposes rights for LGBT people.
“Feel the rainbow, Newt,” Espinosa
said as he doused Gingrich with glitter. “Stop the hate. Stop the
anti-gay politics. It's dividing our country and it's not fixing our
a book signing in San Francisco last week, two female activists
dumped pink glitter and confetti on former Minnesota Governor Tim
“Tim Pawlenty, where is your courage
to stand? Stand for reproductive rights! Stand for gay rights!”
Nancy Mancias and Chelsea Byers of CODEPINK shouted as they assailed
the presidential hopeful, who was seated behind a table signing
copies of his book Courage To Stand.
Appearing on Fox News, Huckabee, who
decided earlier this year against vying for the GOP nomination, said
the glitter bandits had crossed the line.
“The people ought to be arrested who
did that,” Huckabee told Follow the Money's Eric Bolling.
“That's an assault.”
“It's one thing to yell at a
candidate. You never put your hands on him, you don't touch him.
You've got to draw the line,” he added. (The video is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
The day after he made his remarks,
Representative Michele Bachmann became the third GOP candidate to
“feel the rainbow.”
Activist Rachel E. B. Lang said she
glittered Bachmann “to draw attention to her anti-gay crusade.”
“As the proud daughter of a lesbian
mom living in the state of Minnesota, I know first hand how harmful
Michele's anti-gay rhetoric and policy positions can be,” Lang
So far, none of the glitter bandits
have reported being charged with assault.