A senior aide to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee admitted Friday that the former Arkansas governor had “no foreign policy credentials” after his comments reacting to the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto raised questions.
During an event Friday in Pella, Iowa, Huckabee said the crisis sparked by Bhutto’s death should lead to a crackdown on illegal immigrants from Pakistan.
The Huckabee official told CNN that when he said that, Huckabee was trying to turn attention away from scrutiny of his foreign policy knowledge.
If Huckabee was really trying to divert attention away from his lack of foreign policy experience, he’s failed miserably. The absurdity of his comments yesterday have only renewed scrutiny of his foreign policy capabilities, and I would say that Huckabee is the candidate most hurt by the Bhutto assassination from either party.