- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. and 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decried the security situation in the United States Wednesday, saying something’s out of balance when the elderly get subjected to intrusive airport searches even as one suspect in this week’s shooting in had reportedly hinted at an attack on social media before later opening fire outside of a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

Mr. Huckabee knocked President Obama for not identifying the enemy as “Islamic jihadism.”

“Whether it’s Hamas, Hezbollah, whether it’s ISIS — they’re all leaves from the same tree,” he said on “Fox and Friends.” “And what we’re seeing now on U.S. soil — what happened in Garland, Texas. Thank God for an off-duty traffic cop who, with a Glock, took down two people, unbelievable, but I think it’s a reminder — we’re not safe anymore in our own country because we haven’t had control of our security situations.”

“We’re stripping elderly grandmothers electronically naked in [the] TSA process, and this guy’s out there tweeting he’s about to attack somebody, and we don’t catch that?” he said. “Something is incredibly unbalanced about our approach to security.”

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