Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a rather odd comment earlier this year at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, regarding transgender folks by saying he wished he could have pretended to be transgender in high school “when it came time to take showers in PE.”
“For those who do not think that we are under threat, simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your seven-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”
Huckabee continued saying saying he wished someone told him in high school he “could have felt like a woman” and shower with the girls.
“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,” said Huckabee. “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.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”