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Huckabee: Iran nuclear deal will march Israelis ‘to the door of the oven’

Related Link Huckabee Doubles Down on Holocaust Remark

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee this weekend escalated the rhetoric over President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, saying that the pending agreement “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

The reference to the Holocaust — in which Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers and their bodies cremated in ovens — created a backlash Sunday on Twitter, with numerous users condemning Huckabee’s remarks. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on the former Arkansas governor to “apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.”

In an interview Saturday with Breitbart News, Huckabee said the agreement symbolized what he called Obama’s “feckless” foreign policy. He then 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.” 

Read entire article at The Washington Post