Mike Huckabee says ongoing efforts by Democratic lawmakers to thwart President Donald Trump's cabinet picks remind him of the plot of the classic 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day."
"Happy Groundhog Day! By that I mean the actual holiday, not the movie, although it has seemed like the Democrats have forced us to relive the election over and over every day for the past two months," Huckabee said Thursday on his Facebook page.
In the PG-rated Bill Murray film, a snarky TV weatherman gets caught in a time warp in which the same day is repeated again and again.
Huckabee, who ran for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination before dropping out and supporting Trump, also noted that the Groundhog Day celebration which occurred Thursday morning in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, is a major event for the small rural community.
"In Punxsutawney, the average cost of hotel rooms for today is $100 higher than for rooms in Houston during the Super Bowl. Or that could just be a sign that more Americans are interested in seeing the groundhog vs. his shadow than the Patriots vs. the Falcons," he quipped.
"Here is the latest on Groundhog Day 2017 from Punxsutawney. Phil the groundhog saw his shadow. Being scared of his own shadow means we'll have six more weeks of winter and four more years of anti-Trump protests."
Democratic lawmakers say they have serious doubts about the nominations of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary and federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
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