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Mike Huckabee: Obama Comments on Bill Cosby 'Disingenuous'

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 05:49 PM

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said President Barack Obama was disingenuous when he said during his Wednesday press conference that he didn't want to comment on the possibility of revoking Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom because civil court action might still be pending.

"I'm thinking the whole time, Mr. President, you commented on Trayvon Martin, you commented on Ferguson, Missouri, you've commented on Baltimore, all before there were civil and/or criminal actions that were still pending," Huckabee said Wednesday on CNN's "Wolf."

"So it just was so disingenuous for him to pretend he doesn’t comment on these things when, in fact, he's commented on nearly every one of them that has surfaced out there in the public square," the former Arkansas governor said.

Beyond that, Huckabee noted, Obama did actually go on to comment, albeit in the theoretical sense.

"I will say this," Obama said. "If you give a woman, or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that's rape, and in this country, any civilized country should have no tolerance for rape."

"I did find it interesting that the president said, 'I don't comment on things like this,' and then he went ahead to comment on it," Huckabee said.

The 78-year-old comedian and star of such family-friendly TV shows as "Fat Albert" and "The Cosby Show" has been accused by dozens of women of drugging and raping them over the past several decades. He has publicly denied the allegations, but a recently unsealed court document revealed that Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition to having bought Quaaludes, a sedative, to give to young women.

The statute of limitations has expired on many cases where Cosby has been publicly accused, though one accuser has sued Cosby for defamation after his lawyer and publicist accused her of lying.

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said President Barack Obama was disingenuous when he said during his Wednesday press conference that he didn't want to comment on the possibility of revoking Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom because civil court action might still be pending.
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