|Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee|
On Friday, President Obama nominated Eric Fanning, currently serving as acting under secretary of the Army, to be the next secretary of the Army.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called Fanning an “excellent choice” to lead the Army.
The appointment would make Fanning the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch.
GOP White House hopeful and constant opponent of anyone/anything gay, threw a hissy fit on his Facebook page about the nomination:
“It’s clear President Obama is more interested in appeasing America’s homosexuals than honoring America’s heroes.
“Veterans suicide is out-of-control and military readiness is dangerously low, yet Obama is so obsessed with pandering to liberal interest groups he’s nominated an openly gay civilian to run the Army.
“Homosexuality is not a job qualification. The U.S. military is designed to keep Americans safe and complete combat missions, not conduct social experiments.”
What everyone else can see is this: Huckabee has it backwards – Fanning isn’t being appointed because he’s gay. Fanning, who happens to be gay, has decades of experience at the Pentagon.
He has previously served as Chief of Staff of the Department of Defense, Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy.
THAT’s why he’s being appointed to the position.
Huckabee’s animus to all things gay is getting more and more transparent.