Watch: Mike Huckabee Is Facing A Lawsuit Because Of Something He Did With Kim Davis

Though several news cycles have removed the Kim Davis controversy from U.S. headlines, one of the Kentucky county clerk’s biggest defenders during her recent gay marriage protest is now fighting a different type of battle because of his involvement. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a vocal supporter of the Rowan county official, who served a short jail sentence for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses.

In a rally held on her behalf, Huckabee introduced her as the Survivor tune Eye of the Tiger played, which at least one member of the band deemed unacceptable. At the time, guitarist Frankie Sullivan posted a Facebook statement asserting that the band “did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use” the song, going on to address Huckabee directly.

“I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C’mom [sic] Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that.”

Though there has long been conflict between politicians and the musicians whose songs they use in campaign events, the beef between Huckabee and Sullivan is set to play out in court. Rude Music Inc., a company owned by Sullivan, recently filed a federal lawsuit against Huckabee’s campaign alleging illegal use of a copyrighted work.

“Mr. Huckabee appeared at a Grayson, Kentucky rally supporting Kim Davis, the controversial county clerk who gained national attention after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” the complaint states. “’Eye of the Tiger’ was played as Mr. Huckabee escorted Ms. Davis from the Carter County Detention Center.”

Reports indicate that the musician is seeking a jury trial. News of the suit came after an apparent parody site published a post suggesting that the band filed a lawsuit shortly after the Kentucky rally.

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GOP Candidate Makes Huge Demand To Paul Ryan: Do This Or ‘Step Down Today’

Much of the Republican presidential field has united in opposition of Barack Obama’s plan to integrate 10,000 largely unvetted Syrian refugees into the U.S. over the next year. In light of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris and subsequent reports that at least one of the militants involved entered Europe as a refugee, Mike Huckabee has led the charge to, as he put it, “stop the flow of terrorists to America.”

In a statement released Monday, the former Arkansas governor lambasted Obama’s refugee policy before turning his sights to a leader in his own party: new House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Huckabee ridiculed “Obama’s wimpish and amateurish response” to the Islamic terrorism that devastated France’s capital last week, writing that the reaction “reveals we have a Cub Scout for Commander in Chief instead of someone who is capable of defending America and unleashing something more than a strongly worded letter through the UN.”

He went on to contrast America’s weak reaction with the firm and immediate stance taken by the French government.

“It’s embarrassing,” he continued, “when a left-wing socialist French President shows strength and determination to eradicate animals who are slaughtering innocent civilians while our President lectures us on the moral necessity to open our borders to tens of thousands of un-vetted people from the Middle East.”

While France has closed its borders, Huckabee asserted that “all President Obama wants to do is close Gitmo.”

He ended with a direct plea to Ryan, asking him to “make it clear that if the President won’t stand to protect America from wholesale open borders, then Republicans will.”

If Paul – who replaced John Boehner as speaker less than a month ago – will not sufficiently oppose the Syrian influx, Huckabee wrote that he “needs to step down today and let someone else lead.”

Should Republican leaders stand up to Obama’s plan to welcome thousands of Muslim refugees? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Watch: GOP Candidate Delivers The Perfect 1-Minute Message For Veterans Day That Obama Needs To Hear

One candidate campaigning in the 2016 presidential race said a way to thank America’s veterans is simply to keep the promises made to them when they enlisted.

“Well, I think thanking our veterans is a wonderful thing to do, but they’d sure appreciate a better paycheck,” said Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “They’d appreciate the fact that we kept our promises to them.”

Huckabee addressed the question of veterans during the earlier GOP debate held in Milwaukee, Minn., on Nov. 10. The debate, referred to by some as the “undercard debate,” featured four candidates whose poll numbers are between 1 and 2.5 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum shared the debate stage with Huckabee.

Huckabee said this country could do a lot more to keep promises of health care and education to veterans. A secret list that covered lengthy appointment wait times at the Veterans Health Administration center in Phoenix, Ariz., was discovered a year and a half ago. Reports state that at least 40 veterans died while waiting on care.

There have been investigations, resignations and a $16 billion law to resolve problems. However, veterans protesting this week reveal little has changed. Huckabee said that is unacceptable.

“The men and women in uniform put on the uniform of our nation. They went halfway around the world. They face dangers on our behalf, and we promised them if they did that, when they came home, we’d take care of their medical care. We’d make it possible for their kids to go to college and they’d be able to bind to a home,” he said.

The candidate also commented that failing to keep those promises resulted in lower interest in military service.

“They kept their promises to us. We have not kept our promises to them, and today, less than one percent of Americans go to the military for service,” he said.

He said the United States hasn’t fulfilled its moral obligation to care for veterans.

“We’re fighting wars with other people’s kids in large measure because we’ve not taken seriously the moral, not the monetary, the moral obligation to take care of the veterans and to keep America’s promise to the ones who kept their promise to America,” Huckabee said.

These 2 GOP Candidates Just Got Booted From The Main Stage Of The Next Debate

Some familiar faces will be missing from the main Republican presidential debate on Nov. 10, hosted by Fox Business Network. Other faces less well known to Republican voters won’t even be debating at all that night.

Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, who have been on the main stage in past debates, have been demoted to the debate undercard. They will join La. Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. in a debate among second-tier candidates that will take place at 7 p.m. ET.

Gone entirely are former N.Y. Gov. George Pataki, former Va. Gov. Jim Gilmore and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

The main debate, scheduled for 9 p.m.ET, will feature Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Recent national polls have shown Trump and Carson as the top two candidates.

Candidates’ standing in various nation polls determined whether they were included in the main debate, the undercard, or not included at all.

Pataki complained that relying on national polls was “a disservice to voters everywhere” and “a clear boost to the worship of celebrity over accomplishment and ideas.”

“The voters — not networks driven by ratings or national polls that are statistically irrelevant — should decide our next president,” said Pataki, who has been polling at around 1 percent support.

Christie was more adaptable to the change.

The debate, sponsored by Fox Business Network and The Wall Street Journal, will be held at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wis.

h/t: Fox News

Raven-Symoné Asked Huckabee If He Has A ‘Bromance’ With Trump


During Wednesday’s GOP debate on CNBC, moderator John Harwood asked former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee if Donald Trump has the “moral authority to unite the country.”

CNBC’s John Harwood: “When you look at him, do you see someone with the moral authority to unite the country?”

Huckabee: “You know, as few questions I’ve got, the last one I need is to give him some more time. I love Donald Trump. He is a good man. I’m wearing a Trump tie tonight. Get over that one. OK?”

On The View Thursday, Huckabee was asked by co-host Raven-Symoné why he was reluctant to join in on the CNBC moderators’ attack on Donald Trump.

Raven-Symoné: “While the moderators were taking aim at Donald Trump, you did not. You actually wore a tie from his collection. Uhh, you got a bromance going on?”

Huckabee: “No, not at all. But it was actually, it was not planned. That tie is a purple tie. My little granddaughter, Scarlett, loves purple. I wore it for her. And when they asked me the ridiculous question about Donald Trump, I thought, I’m not going there. I’m not going to get into a spitting war with Donald Trump. I said, ‘but I’m wearing a Donald Trump tie.’ So it just gave me an opportunity to tell them I wasn’t going to take the bait to try to fight the other people on my own stage. Those are not my enemies. Those are not my opponents. We’re all trying out to be the quarterback of the team. I want to win the job because I play a better game, not because I broke the legs of all the other people who are trying out for the position.”