As reported by German Lopez of Vox, at a convention earlier this year former Arkansas Gov. and failed Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabeemocked a very serious part of the LGBT movement when he joked about how he wished he had pretended to be transgender in high school so he could shower with girls.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee perpetuated one of the most pervasive myths about transgender people at a convention earlier this year, suggesting that men can abuse trans-friendly laws for voyeurism in women’s bathrooms.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” Huckabee said in a video resurfaced on YouTube over the weekend by World Net Daily, according to a report by BuzzFeed’s Megan Apper and Andrew Kaczynski. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.'”
Putting aside the fact that Huckabee is mocking those individuals who are transgender, there’s more than a little bit of a creep factor in Huckabee’s desire to go back in time and creep around in the girl’s locker room so he can presumably see a some naked underage girls.
You can watch Mike Huckabee’s remarks for yourselves below.