Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had some strong words for conservative columnist and author George Will after Will announced he was leaving the Republican Party.
Will based his decision on the fact that he does not like presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In a letter on Breitbart, Huckabee criticized Will for his decision – and did not hold back any words sharing his true feelings.
“I’m sure the party would survive if I left, and I’m sure it will survive if George leaves,” the former Arkansas governor wrote. “So sorry, George, that it had to be YOUR way or NO way, but personally, I liked your baseball writing a lot more than your political writing.”
Huckabee, who was a former candidate in the GOP primary, explained that while he wished he won the nomination, he respects that Republican voters decided to give it to Trump.
“And it wasn’t that he barely won,” he wrote. “He got more votes than any Republican in nomination history. And Republicans ELECT our nominee, we don’t delegate the process to backroom bosses who SELECT our nominee. I’m staying and will help Donald Trump become president. George Will, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol and a handful of others are in full-pout and have left.
“To those who boast of leaving the GOP, I respect your decision,” Huckabee continued.
“It’s a free country, and you can go as you please. But your stewardship of the GOP hasn’t been that stellar for the ‘folks,’ so forgive me if I don’t beg you to reconsider. You decided to leave.”
“I have decided to do everything possible to stop ‘Hellary’ from continuing the slide of this nation into the abyss,” he concluded. “And it appears that a lot of Americans, like me, are ready for a fight to keep their country and their culture.”