Christian conservative politician — and apparent burgeoning champion of women — Mike Huckabee unironically stated that his daughter, White House Press Secretary and chief gaslighter Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is a victim of feminists who should know to treat other women better, according to Politico.
However, Huckabee fails to realize the extent of his hypocrisy, considering that in order to protect his daughter, he slammed Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski had called out Sanders for failing to stand by a woman — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who Donald Trump targeted with a disgusting tweet earlier this week.
Brzezinski — who has been on the receiving end of Trump’s hateful, sexist tweets herself — has been a vocal critic of Sanders’s defense of the president’s remarks, especially when they’re aimed at other women. She recently spoke out about Sanders defending Trump’s predilection for using the racial slur “Pocahontas” when referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “I don’t know how you do it,” Brzezinski said last month when Sanders smoothed over Trump's slur against Warren. “You’re raising three children. Stop.”
This week, Brzezinski lit into Sanders for flipping the script on Trump's tweet aimed at Gillibrand (who is leading the charge for him to resign over the sexual harassment allegations against him).
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Responding to the tweet that Gillibrand called a “sexist smear,” Sanders, being the consummate Trump flunky, said in a press conference that anyone who took the tweet to mean that her boss meant sexual favors by “do anything” would only think that way if his or her mind was in the gutter.
"Sarah Huckabee Sanders, I feel sorry for you," Brzezinski, who also excoriated Ivanka Trump, Melania Trump and other women who remained silent, said on Morning Joe. "I started a hashtag 'Support for Sarah' and 'get your mind out of the gutter' in your quest for truth, in quest for goodness, in your quest for love of country, because you haven't made it there yet."
That’s when Sanders's daddy, the would-be fourth-wave feminist Huckabee, stepped in to defend his daughter by employing the idea popularized by Madeleine Albright and Taylor Swift that, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women.”
"She deserves better from other women and it just amazes me that even the women who say they are feminists are doing everything they can to discredit my daughter," Huckabee told Fox News, according to Politico. "My daughter stands strong and tough and walks into that lion's den of a press room every day and represents women and represents the president and represents strength in an incredible way."
Kudos to Huckabee’s cries for women to support one another. But he’d be more effective if his call to action extended beyond nepotism to women like Gillibrand, Warren, and Brzezinski — women who’ve all been cruelly attacked by the serial sexual harasser and misogynist that Huckabee’s daughter defends on the daily.