Huckabee Letter: Obama Surrounds Himself "With Morally Repugnant Political Whores"
A letter sent by the group Citizens United, over Hucakbee's signature, says the day Obama was sworn into office is "the day the country started going to pot." Huckabee demands the letter be "pulled," while Citizens United denies sending it — and then reversed itself.
Note: The name and address of recipient have been redacted from the letter.
In a fundraising letter to supporters of the organization Citizens United, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appears to have used harsh language to describe the current administration.
"President Obama has surrounded himself with morally repugnant political whores with misshapen values and gutter-level ethics," the letter says.
The letter goes on to announce the formation of Citizens United's "Obama Fundraising Watch" to scour Obama's Federal Election Commission filings for unflattering details or misstatements, and refers specifically to the group's chief, "my good friend David Bossie."
Huckabee has worked in the past with the Citizens United Victory Fund, and the letterhead lists the same address as the fund.
UPDATE: Huckabee told Politico's Dylan Byers that he had not approved the rhetoric that went out over his signature, and finds it "repulsive," and said he was demanding that the letter be "pulled."
UPDATE: Citizens United's spokesman, Jeff Marschner, retracted an initial denial that the group had sent the letter:
Neither Governor Huckabee nor Dave Bossie, President of Citizens United, approved the language presented and used in the fundraising letter that was sent out as a test to a small number of people. Both have taken corrective action to make sure that this does not happen again. It is language that is beneath Governor Huckabee and Dave Bossie and language that they would not use."