January 8, 2021

Good morning!

Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff!

Today's newsletter includes:

  • President-elect Biden
  • The Gov. answers readers on Jan. 6 violence
  • US Capitol Police Officer dies after violent confrontation
  • President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris accuse the Capitol Police of racism


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President-elect Biden

By Mike Huckabee

While Democrats continue to express newfound outrage over violent riots and to vilify President Trump and all his supporters over the actions of a few idiots, Trump issued a statement calling for reconciliation and condemning what he called the “heinous” attack on the Capitol and saying, "Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem."

He also signaled that with Congress confirming Biden’s electoral victory, his legal challenges over alleged voting irregularities are over and that a new Administration will take office on January 20th. He said, "Emotions are high now, but tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign rigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition…This moment now calls for healing and reconciliation."

In accordance with that statement, we will now start referring to Joe Biden as the “President-elect,” a title incorrectly conferred on him by the media right after the election. Our decision not to fall in line was not made out of partisanship or resentment but a virtually obsolete respect for factual accuracy. As I stated two months ago, Trump had the right to legally challenge the vote, just as Gore did in 2000, and until the challenges were dropped or settled and the vote certified, nobody was “President-elect.” While the suspicions over the vote have unfortunately not been settled, and I fear will continue to fester for years to come, the legal challenge has now ended.

Some conservative sites are referring to Biden as “President Asterisk” or “His Fraudulency.” I heard that a compromise for those who think he’ll be living in the White House but not really be President would be the title “Resident Biden.” That’s all well and good as political satire, but I don’t want to be like the leftists who spent the past four years letting their anger over Trump being President lead them to show disrespect to the office and root for America to fail under his watch.

So out of respect for factual accuracy and the legal and Constitutional system, and for the sake of American unity, we will refer to Joe Biden as “President-elect,” and after his inauguration, as “President Biden.” But we will do everything within reason to ensure that we no longer have to type those words after 2024.


The Gov. answers readers on Jan. 6 violence

By Mike Huckabee

Our initial condemnation of the Capitol Hill violence has, so far, drawn close to 600 responses. It’ll take a while to go through them all, but here are a few examples from across the opinion spectrum…

From Sherry:

You are so right! This election is so wrong, but this is what we have. The Republican Party is better than this; this is NOT how we behave. Even listening to our President was very disappointing. Somehow the Republicans need to be tough and stand up. We have got to be better than what we show and be stronger! I'm sorry our President lost but HE did NOT help our cause by much he has to say. Our elections need to be better.

From the Gov:

Thanks, Sherry. One important note: Even if elections are tainted by fraud, we HAVE to continue voting. If Georgia Republicans had voted in their senatorial run-offs at the same level they voted on Nov. 3, we'd still have the Senate. People who stayed home turned the whole government over to leftists. Remember: the closer the margin, the easier the fraud!

From David:

As an avid listener and reader of your material and a big fan of yours, I have to disagree. I don't condone violence but "We the People" are fed up with the hypocrisy of our government. Sometimes we need to take a stand and take our country back. As a Christian and a conservative, I will do what's necessary to protect my God given liberties. God bless you and your family!

From the Gov:

David, I appreciate that you wrote, but this action did not “take our country back.” It SET our country back and gave the left a gift tied with a big blue ribbon. With everything good that Trump should be remembered for, his legacy has been largely destroyed, at least for now, by a relatively small group of protesters. We have to find better ways to protect our liberties, ways that don’t backfire spectacularly as this one has.

From William:


From the Gov:

Thank you; I’m glad you like the show. William, we’re all angry and have a right to be. But just lashing out is not going to help the cause of conservatism, and this time, it did a tremendous amount of damage.

We’re in no position to condemn violence on the Angry Left if we’re going to use the same tactics. We can’t become the very thing we hate. The double standard exists, to be sure, as those on the left get away with violence, and as realists we have to be mindful of that when contemplating our actions, as they will be turned and used against us by the left whenever possible. The challenge will be how to channel this anger into responses that will do some good. If I CAN make a difference right now, I hope it will be in helping more people understand this.

From Nick:

I am saddened by the violence. If these people were Trump supporters, it makes us all look bad. Trump did rile up the crowd when stating there would be ‘fireworks’. The media will label all Trump supporters as overzealous conspiracy theorists. My brother says I look silly when I say the election was stolen. He tells me to be quiet. Indicative of the left’s view of us all!

From the Gov:

Thanks for writing, Nick. Unfortunately, all true, except for the part about you looking silly. Don't let your brother intimidate you.

From Gennifer (excerpt):

Yes, January 6th events in Washington were unfortunate. This is an example of Conservatives being pushed to a breaking point. No person is strong enough to watch day after day, month after month cities being decimated AND nothing was/is done about it and, what’s worse, no one cared...I am one of the people who are outraged over the Presidential election. I might have been more accepting of the results had ANY of the profound evidence been examined by anyone of authority. One more example of adding kindling to the fire!

From Karen (excerpt):

I agree with you. Our Constitution should be followed to the letter. But where was the SCOTUS? They could have stopped all this...By not ruling on the States not following their own Constitution, the States brought forward illegitimate electoral votes. THIS FACT is what lit the powder keg. This is America, we are Americans and we get mad when our rights are infringed upon…All we asked for, or wanted, was an honest election. We would have tolerated a legitimate Biden win. It was not a legitimate win; we have been blocked from proving either way. And now, God worshipping, law abiding, Deplorables are ANGRY!

From the Gov:

Completely understandable. Even so, Karen, we cannot allow ourselves to be the powder keg. The left WANTED to ignite it. Just two days later, we’re already getting an idea of how they plan to use this turn of events. Plus, they’re blaming Trump –- Biden is grotesquely exaggerating on that point –- to the extent that they’re now talking about impeachment (again) or using the 25th Amendment to destroy any political future he might have. Maybe the rioters intended to “help” Trump, but they hurt him immeasurably. If they wanted to change the course of history, they certainly did, but in a very, very bad way.

The way to help Trump would have been to have all 200,000 people show up in peaceful support of him, while legislators offered words of wisdom and truth inside the chamber. Imagine how differently that would have played. How I wish we could get in the Way-Back Machine and go back two days to fix this, but we can’t.

Finally, this from Nancy:

I, too, am appalled at the violence and disrespect shown for our institutions. I share the belief that the election results were fraudulent, but they will not be overturned by behavior that echoes the despicable rioting of the anarchists. I am praying for America that God's mercy would heal our land. I am praying that He will foil the plans of the wicked and give wisdom and courage to His followers.

From the Gov:

Thanks, Nancy. Wisdom and courage are definitely what we need right now. Certainly we all must exercise that wisdom to see what you have pointed out –- that even a fraudulent election will not be overturned by violence. That just results in tragedy and compounds the problems we and our country face.

I’ll end by offering some stories told by people who were there in the crowd on Wednesday, describing what it was like for them that day and what they think of what happened.


US Capitol Police Officer dies after violent confrontation 

By Mike Huckabee

The Capitol Police reported last night that an officer had died following Wednesday’s violent confrontation with Trump supporters at the Capitol. There was some initial confusion, with CNN reporting an officer’s death and the Capitol Police denying that. But the police later said that officer Brian Sicknick had returned to his division, not realizing the seriousness of his injuries, and later collapsed and died in the hospital. His death is reportedly being investigated as a homicide.

There were three other deaths among Trump supporters reported during the day, but none seem to be associated with the protests. One suffered a stroke, apparently before Trump’s speech began; another had a history of high blood pressure and died of a heart attack; and the third died of an unknown “medical emergency.” We extend our prayers and sympathies to all of their families and the family of the police officer.

President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris accuse the Capitol Police of racism

By Mike Huckabee

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris demonstrated how they plan to practice “unity and healing” by accusing the Capitol Police of racism and claiming that had those protesters been black, the police would’ve used tear gas and shot them.

I don’t know if they’ve been keeping up with the news, but one of the unarmed Trump supporters WAS fatally shot by a police officer. And as Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit pointed out, if the police had shot a black protester, it would have been major news, while the deadly shooting of a Trump supporter has barely been reported in mainstream media outlets. Also, they did use both tear gas and pepper spray. And Washington was heavily vandalized by BLM protesters over the summer, and the police mostly stood by and did nothing.

The cynical attempt to rewrite history to practice race-baiting did not go unnoticed by people who haven’t been in a coma for the past eight months.

And with House Democrats accusing Republicans of “insurrection” and demanding their expulsion while condemning the violent protesters as “domestic terrorists,” here’s a reminder courtesy of Instapundit that last June, House Republicans proposed a resolution condemning violence and rioting. House Democrats unanimously blocked it.



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  • Kevin F Flynn

    01/10/2021 07:15 AM

    On Parler, Lin Wood suggested that we turn off Auto Update on the IPhone. That Apple is going to do an update that will block the Emergency Broadcast System. Anyone else hear about this? I find Lin Woods to be honest and credible.

  • Sandra Duvall

    01/09/2021 04:09 PM

    It is unfortunate that a few destroyed the cause of the many yet again. However, the spectre of Pelosi and Schumer running like little girls from the 'mob' makes me smile....sorry, just had to add that. I conemn the rioting in all places. It should have been stopped back in Minnesota before this became a thing,. One other thought, I heard a commentator say that if this was a black movement, they would have been shot....well, what exactly happened earlier when the riots broke out in DC? In colorado springs the BLM supporters were mostly white.....go figure. Keep up the good work Mike!

  • Lew

    01/09/2021 12:16 PM

    The Capital Hill “riot” was a set up. The democrats expected it to turn out much worse.
    People dying of natural causes, police officer died of unspecified, perhaps accidental injury and an Air Force Veteran murdered.
    That was some impressive “riot”.

  • Darron Tarr

    01/08/2021 02:56 PM

    John Adams stated: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” The profound truth of this comment has never been more apparent than in the USA today. Under the pretense of upholding the Constitution, through corruption and criminality of the highest order, the Democrats have manipulated this revered and sacred document into a grotesque representation of the 'will of the people,' far removed from its original intent. As a foreigner who fervently supports President Trump and the version of the USA we all know and love that he was in the process of restoring, never before have I been so disappointed in Americans as I am at present. What we all viewed as the world's bastion of true freedom and democracy, the shining light for so many other nations, is crippled by both systemic corruption in Democrat constituencies and a lack of courage and moral fortitude on the part of many Republicans, who have meekly capitulated to forces that hate their country and reject the Judeo-Christian principles upon which it was built. Both socialist and globalist ideologies have devastated my country and they will do the same to yours, unless patriots unite in defense of sovereignty, freedom, capitalism and the application of the principles espoused in your Constitution, as your founding fathers intended.

  • Helen Nees

    01/08/2021 02:37 PM

    I think the proper name for Biden is " Dementia Basement Dweller". He is not presidential material as we all know and the 25th Amendment would be the appropriate method to get rid of him. He needs to change his address on day 2 to an assisted living facility or go back to your Delaware basement. Then we're stuck w/the California ho who can't come up w/an individual thought on her own-Queen of plagiarizing-who also couldn't pass the bar on her first attempt.

  • Dave Smith

    01/08/2021 02:17 PM

    I am quite concerned about VP elect Harris moving to take over the presidency by whatever means as I do not think her motives are for the prosperity of the country or its citizens. One question, if VP elect Harris became president, would Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosy become VP as Speaker Gerald Ford became VP when Spiro Agnew lost his position?

  • JC

    01/08/2021 01:57 PM

    It's hard to believe that Joe Manchin is now the last hope to stop the socialist/communist democrats.

  • William Hunter

    01/08/2021 01:51 PM

    Awesome Newsletter! We support Samaritans Purse; Operation Christmas Child; and My Faith Votes @ National level. We operate a Food Pantry @ Christ Alive Community Church on U.S. 150 Edwards Illinois. We consider ourselves Conservative in terms of values. Enjoy your TV show and what you do for America and Christians around the globe! God Bless.

  • Helen j Whittle

    01/08/2021 12:27 PM

    Biden Harris has no room to judge somebody else in

  • Diane Riney

    01/08/2021 12:26 PM

    I read with interest the emails & your response. I, like millions of others, know we’ve been betrayed by all branches of government. It is no longer a democracy and hasn’t been for decades. When they started pushing God out, democracy began to dwindle. Today we operate under the result of those actions. Yes, a legitimate peaceful crowd of 200K+ stating our concerns would have been a worthy statement. But, impossible. We do not control the evil doers, and THEIR actions continue to destroy our attempt at abiding by law and order. I don’t have the answer but I know God does. He had promised to right ALL wrongs at judgement. As for me and my family, until that day we look to him for guidance and I pray to come quickly, Lord Jesus. Blessings to you and yours.

  • Fullucaplan

    01/08/2021 12:25 PM

    Black Lives Matter Activist Took Part in Storming of Capitol


  • Barbara Boyle

    01/08/2021 12:12 PM

    This message was always something my Grandma said as I was growing up. When I was looking at your site it brought such a feeling in my heart and brought tears to my eyes. The past year has been hell to be kept away from friends and family and basically life.
    And then the President Trump loosing the election and all that has gone on has been a lot. So this verse struck home and brought a peace to me. Thank you.

  • Mark P Stripling

    01/08/2021 12:06 PM

    My Iphone had a bold headline: "RIOTERS TERRORIZED CAPITOL!" Now let me get this straight. For months multiple American cities were burned, businesses destroyed an looted, thousands of police cars burned, hundreds of police officers assassinated, assaulted, eyes lazered, spit on, had firebombs thrown at them, citizens were assaulted and killed and harrassed while eating at restuarants, traffic has been blocked, courthouses and police stations firebombed and damaged, historical statues and monuments destroyed, and these were "mostly peaceful protesters?" MSM hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • Michael L. Sanders, Sr.

    01/08/2021 12:06 PM

    While the invasion of he Capital by protestors is unfortunate and I do not support such actions I am afraid that this is just a foretaste of things to come. The American people have reached a point where they are no longer going to just stand by and watch. There is a reason gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed. My brother back in South Carolina tells me that it is impossible to find ammunition and also weapons there because they have all been bought up. He says that everyone he knows are just waiting for the shooting to begin. That attitude seems to be prevalent in the South. I fear that the next four years are going to be a trying and possibly violent time. I think the majority of the American people do not look on Biden/Harris as fairly elected and will not show them respect. There are people out there who are capable and just may be willing to pop both Biden and Harris a new rectum in the middle of their foreheads. God forbid but it could happen.

  • IVANKA2024

    01/08/2021 11:58 AM

    Mike, not worried about calling Jo "prez. Biden in 2022, 2023, or 2024. He can't wipe his own arse, let alone complete a thought. He will be out Jan 21st, 2021. Replaced with the biggest racist in history, Kommie la HarrWis (sic)

  • Rick Locke

    01/08/2021 11:56 AM

    Governor. Thank you for all you are doing and especially for today's "Bible Verse of the Day". We need peacemakers! Lots of them. Especially in our nation's capitol!

  • Coral Whichard

    01/08/2021 11:50 AM

    Another Christian channel shared citizen videos showing Antifa undermining of the Trump rally, including police escort of Antifa buses into the rally area! Also clips of Capitols guard actually opening the flimsy barricade and waving the crowd into the Capitol area and a French reporter there who spoke with a D.C. policeman, but off duty. He told her that before the rally that he had been told to stay home! Perhaps I was not listening if FOX reported these findings...We know the violent and destructive actions are the behaviors of Antifa and other insurrectionists. On the other hand, Trump rallies have a history of peaceful protest. Someone needs to show the other side of this story and get ALL the facts before ramming more fraudulent conclusions down our throats. Continuing in prayer for President Trump and our Country.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/08/2021 11:39 AM

    Side issues to 1-6 Hill riots:

    Mask mandates
    Dble Std by elites- see Cuomo, Newsom etc.
    Added fuel to the fire.

    Loved the dude who took Pelosis podium, awesome.
    Too bad he got arrested in FL
    (unless he was Antifa??)

  • Vicki Smith

    01/08/2021 11:35 AM

    I agree wholeheartedly. I shudder at the thought of what four years under President-elect Biden will bring. However, he will be our President and our country survived eight years of an elitist, arrogant Obama administration. I have said it before in previous notes to you, but President Trump’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by his tweets and rhetoric. I have admired his work ethic. It has been amazing to observe what he has been able to get done, especially at his age. That said, his lack of diplomacy, foul language, constant tweets and mentality of “you’re fired,” has been horrific for the entire four long years. Regardless of the constant obstacles and resistance, we are responsible for our responses and behavior. If he had risen above, he would have been re-elected. He is 100% responsible for our loss in the White House and the Senate. Instead of listening to “only” his base and rally attendees, he should have listened to “all” his constituents. Many in urban communities, specifically, women, made it clear that his behavior was unbecoming for a President of the United States. I just want these four years to be over quickly and have a hard-working candidate with integrity from which to choose in 2024. Nikki Haley would be a great choice.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/08/2021 11:29 AM

    HISTORY CHANNEL show infiltration of FBI into NAZIS and KKK and debunks SYSTEMIC RACISM. CUOMO supports violent demonstration he is documented on his show as saying GO TO IT BLACK LIVE MATTER

  • Jim Massaro

    01/08/2021 11:21 AM

    Governor, how the hell can we let a corrupt politician like Joe Biden become President. I believe he has even been indicted in Ukrainian and we accept him as President. This is just absurd. It’s bad enough we let Obama get away with 8 yrs....This is so ridiculous. Not to mention the fraud of the election. How can we let the left get away with this...I am outraged at the total disrespect of the law and the constitution and the fact that not a thing will be done about it. No one will be prosecuted, no one will be held accountable and life will go on as usual....not good.....thanks for listening

  • Stephen Russell

    01/08/2021 11:17 AM

    Capitol Hill outcomes:
    Expect same for 1-20
    Im angry after 4 years of BS from media & then riots in May
    Hope More resign from Trump Admin
    & then hope Secret Service resigns to NOT serve Biden.
    ( get agents to guard Biden who agree with Biden)
    Feel for WH staffers stuck behind.

    Said protests showed these:
    Cap Hill Police NOT Manned up Nor have leadership.
    Need Command Post at CH for PD
    Anyone can storm Capitol.
    Rerun 1812

    Anger at 4 years of abuse by Dems on Trump family & kin, then riots since May.
    Least he wont show up for 1-20 events, cant blame him, unless does Video??
    But why bother.
    Feel for WH meeting with Biden after 1-20 alone.
    & I Feel these:
    election stolen
    4 years of abuse heaped on Trump day 1
    Make Biden a 1 Term President
    Give More to= what they did to US for 4 Years.
    Abused, used by Media IE as Voter.
    & Nothing being done
    No Justice, No Peace for Dems.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/08/2021 11:11 AM

    On EWTN......WORLDOVER LIVE had some interesting takes on the summer disruptions vs the Capitol disruptions and the responses and the dialog prior

  • Sherri Roton

    01/08/2021 11:10 AM

    Gov Huckabee
    Thank you so much for this newsletter. I have always respected your common sense approach to events happening in our country. Your comments have a calming effect during any crisis we have or will face. Thank you again.

  • Raffe Pirruccio

    01/08/2021 11:06 AM

    I just can’t get over the fact that not one court was willing to look into the blatant election fraud perpetrated on this country! Then to listen to all the hypocrites condemn the violence in DC while they all supported protests across the country all summer long and many of them were extremely violent! Then you here this person who is the fraudulent president elect get up in front of the country and say that if it was BLM was protesting in DC things would have been much different! Are we seriously going to have to deal with 4 years of divider in chief 2.0 because it’s just like having Obama back in charge throwing the race card into every situation!! Enough already! Obama set race relations back 40 years with all of his rhetoric! Thank you for listening! You’re doing a great job Governor!!! I hope your daughter runs for Governor in 2 years! God Bless you!