Donald Trump surrogate Mike Huckabee has called Republicans who fled the GOP presidential nominee "wimps and wusses," but he sounded happy Wednesday that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is moving slightly toward Trump.
Chaffetz withdrew his endorsement of Trump after a lewd audio recording of the presidential nominee from 2005 was released a month ago, but he recently tweeted he will vote for him because he beats the alternative – Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"He's beginning to grow a little spine," Huckabee told Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly.
"Any Republican, anybody who understands how corrupt the Clintons are, who gets it … is there any Republican who has breath left who could stand back and let that happen without doing everything they can to stop it.
Like him or not, Donald Trump is "the shot we've got, and we'd better get behind him with energy," Huckabee said.
Huckabee also defended Trump against critics who said he wasted valuable time attending the grand opening of his new hotel in Washington, D.C., instead of campaigning.
"It's nonsense," Huckabee said. "If Donald Trump had gone into some type of cathedral to pray, laid on his face and prayed to God for two hours, the people would have said he was wasting his time because God wouldn't have heard him."
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