Former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made an interesting, and very controversial, point about sanctuary cities on Fox News Friday.
A sanctuary city, or state, is a locality that refuses to coordinate with federal law enforcement when processing and enforcing immigration law. Huckabee argued that if the mayors and governors who implement sanctuary city policy wish to buck federal law than conservatives should do the same on issues they find important.
Huckabee specifically used the example of pro-life governors banning abortion in their states.
“This is beyond liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican. This is not ideology. This is a foundational principle of our constitutional form of government,” Huckabee said, “If these people in California can thumb their nose at a law they don’t like then I guarantee there will be a pro-life governor who will simply say no more abortions in our state and that’s just the way it is.”
Huck continued, “I don’t think you will find people on the left and the Planned Parenthood supporters saying it’s fine with us. We do sanctuary cities, you ban abortion, all is good. It won’t turn out like that.”