[AR] Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday heaped criticism upon immigration legislation in the Arkansas Legislature, describing it as "inflammatory . . . race-baiting and demagoguery." He also challenged the Christian values of its main sponsor.
Huckabee said the bill, seeking to forbid public assistance and voting rights to undocumented immigrants, "inflames those who are racist and bigots and makes them think there's a real problem. But there's not..."
...He singled out [Republican Sens. Jim Holt, one of the bill's sponsors], who often talks of his strong Christian beliefs, saying, "I drink a different kind of Jesus juice. My faith says don't make false accusations against somebody.
"In the Bible, it's called don't bear false witness."
In response, Holt said he was hurt by the governor's questioning his faith.
"I just want to uphold the law and protect the benefits that apply to citizens," Holt said.
Originally I thought this guy was an illegal immigration supporter because he was on the take, given that major illegal alien employers are based in the state. Now I just think he's nuts.
Previous coverage of Arkansas' illegal immigration problem starts here.
Immigration2005a · Fri, 01/28/2005 - 10:04 · Importance: 1