Huckabee Reacts to New Cabinet Picks, 'Nonsense' Reports on Trump Transition
Mike Huckabee reacted on "America's Newsroom" to the three new cabinet selections by President-elect Donald Trump.
Bill Hemmer reported that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has accepted the attorney general nomination, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) accepted the nomination to the CIA director post and former Gen. Michael Flynn has accepted the position of National Security Adviser.
Huckabee said Sessions, a former U.S. attorney and one of Trump's earliest advisers, is an "amazingly good choice" to head up the Justice Department.
Martha MacCallum asked about the reports about a comment Sessions made about the KKK decades ago.
"If everybody is going to be judged by something they said 35-40 years ago in an offhand way that really wasn't intended to be harmful, then nobody has a shot at getting confirmed for anything," said Huckabee, referring to Sessions as a strong conservative.
The former Arkansas governor also shot down reports that the Trump transition team has been disorganized and unprepared, arguing that Trump is naming appointments quicker than past administrations.
"[It's] nonsense, I think it's a media creation because of the 24-hour news cycle now and everybody thinks he's supposed to have all this done the day after the election when he didn't even sleep that night," he said.
Huckabee was asked whether there could be a spot for him in the administration, but he said that's for the president-elect to determine.
"Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know," he noted.
Watch the full interview above.