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Scott Walker On Huckabee "Oven" Comment: "I'm Certainly Not Gonna Say It"

"I'm gonna tell you what I'm for and you're not hearing me use that sort of language."

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Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that opponent Mike Huckabee's comment that President Obama was marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" with the Iran nuclear deal was something he was "certainly not gonna say."

Walker declined when asked on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook to directly condemn the former Arkansas governor's remarks, saying his policy was to let other candidates remarks "speak for themselves."

"Well, as I said about Mr. Trump, I'm not gonna comment on him, or Governor Huckabee, or anybody else in terms of their policies," Walker said. "I'm gonna let them speak for themselves. I'll tell you what I'm for and what I think needs to happen. I believe firmly--."

Asked by the host to directly condemn the remarks, Walker said it was not something he would say.

"Well, I'm certainly not gonna say it, but I'm telling you, they can speak for themselves. I'm gonna tell you what I'm for and you're not hearing me use that sort of language. What I'm talking about are the issues and the specifics."

Huckabee told over the weekend President Obama's Iran deal would lead to a second Holocaust.

"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history," Huckabee said. "It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It's got to be stopped."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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