Mike Huckabee tweets apparent gang picture he calls Pelosi’s ‘campaign committee’
The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Emily Birnbaum
Posted on 6/23/2018, 10:59:24 AM by yesthatjallen
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Saturday tweeted a picture that has typically been used online to depict gang members, saying they are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee for the take back of the House.”
“Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House,” he tweeted with a picture of a group of tattooed men holding up gang signs.
Huckabee’s tweet comes during a heated debate about immigration, as House leaders last week postponed a vote on a broad immigration bill, acknowledging they did not have the votes.
Pelosi on Thursday said the GOP’s immigration bill is a “compromise with the devil,” not with the Democrats. She said Republicans promote cruelty at the border.
Huckabee’s tweet may be a reference to MS-13, an international criminal gang whose members are mostly from Central American countries, particularly El Salvador. Huckabee has spoken out against the gang before, calling them “a brutal Mexican gang” that spreads “across the US border.” President Trump regularly decries the gang as a reason to tighten border security.
Some pollsters have predicted that the Democrats will win back 23 seats in this year’s midterm elections, which would be enough to win back the house majority.
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