BuzzFeed News reports the former Arkansas governor made the remarks earlier this year at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tenn., but that video of the speech was only recently uploaded to YouTube by the right-wing World Net Daily.
“For those who do not think that we are under threat, simply recognize that the fact that we are now in city after city watching ordinances say that your seven-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”
Huckabee continued saying saying he wished someone told him in high school he “could have felt like a woman” and shower with the girls.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” said Huckabee. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”
Huckabee added, “There is something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment.”
Last week, Huckabee came to the defense of Josh Duggar amid allegations that Duggar sexually molested at least five girls, including his sisters, while a teen. In defending Duggar, Huckabee said, “Good people make mistakes.”