Huckabee: Many Republicans Are Afraid Trump Will Succeed and Drain the Swamp
Mike Huckabee warned that many Republicans in Congress, far from trying to further President Trump's agenda are actually afraid he will succeed and "drain the swamp."
"I'm really more and more convinced that there are a lot of the Republicans in Washington who aren't afraid that Donald Trump will fail. They're afraid he will succeed and that he really will drain the swamp," the former 2016 presidential candidate told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday.
"The Republicans are the ones who are stonewalling everything he's trying to get done in Congress right now," the former Arkansas governor pointed out.
Huckabee pointed to the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, which the president has promised to roll back. Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution to allow those in the program, who were brought the country illegally as children to stay.
"DACA is not unacceptable," Huckabee said, adding that he hopes Dreamers be allowed to stay. However, "it needs to be done legally, not unconstitutionally."
If Republicans in Congress cannot get the job done on DACA then "there are going to be a lot of Republicans going home next year, and ... they should."
"If he only does DACA and doesn't secure the border I think that's going to be problematic for the president and his supporters, but I don't think that's what he's going to do," Huckabee said.