Despite last year’s fallout with the former reality television family, it looks like Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is still on the defensive when it comes to the reputation of the Duggars.
According to a report by the Huffington Post, Huckabee was confronted by an unidentified woman at a campaign event in Iowa. She asked why he feels the need to voice his support for the former stars of 19 Kids and Counting, especially eldest son Josh Duggar, who admitted to molesting five children (including two of his younger sisters). In addition, Duggar reportedly cheated on his wife using an Ashley Madison account.
The entire confrontation was caught on video:
“When the Duggars came out and the son had molested their child you more or less said that you felt sorry for their parents,” the woman asking Huckabee can be heard saying. “Their parents let it continue for over two years.”
“You have no idea what you're talking about; you don't know that family and I do,” Huckabee said. “I never supported anything that happened to those daughters. I supported the fact that those daughters were maliciously and savagely abused not just by their brother, but by the news media who exploited them for their own purpose without regard for what it was doing to those young ladies.”
The argument eventually led to the woman being escorted out of the event.
Watch the entire, uncomfortable exchange in the video below.