Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s opponents in the race for the White House who are senators should either resign or drop out of the contest, he said on “Good Morning America” today.
“If a person has a job that the taxpayers are paying for, shouldn’t that person do that job?” Huckabee, a Republican who said Tuesday he was running for president, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “GMA.”
Three of his opponents in the Republican presidential field are U.S. senators: Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. Asked whether he thought his opponents should resign, he called it a clear choice.
“I just believe it’s a matter of integrity to say, ‘I don’t want this job that I just got elected to, I think I want another job,’” he said. “OK, then resign the job … you have, and go out there and seek the one you want.”
Rubio has said he will forgo re-election to the Senate.