Mike Huckabee on Saturday denounced President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of the Army, suggesting Eric FanningÂ is unqualified because he is openly gay, and a civilian, and chosen for those reasons. Huckabee's supporters clearly are unaware that theÂ Secretary of the Army isÂ a civilian position often held by someone who has never served in the military.
"Homosexuality is not a job qualification,"Â Huckabee told his supporters on Facebook, never mentioning that Fanning is eminentlyÂ qualified. He is currently theÂ ActingÂ Under Secretary of the ArmyÂ and Chief Management Officer, and hasÂ previously served asÂ Chief of StaffÂ of theÂ Department of Defense, ActingÂ Secretary of the Air Force, andÂ Deputy Under SecretaryÂ of the Navy, among other roles.
Take a look at what Huckabee's supporters had to say.
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