Huckabee: America Needs 'More Conversions,' Not 'Conversations About Race'

Denies "punting" on the Confederate flag issue.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 2.06.14 PMOn Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee reiterated to Chuck Todd that he still believes the debate over the Confederate flag is “not an issue” for 2016.

But now that Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) has made clear her thoughts on the matter, guest-host of Fox and Friends Ed Henry wondered why Huckabee had been “punting” on the issue, despite now seemingly having an opinion on the matter.

“I didn’t punt at all,” Huckabee told Henry on Tuesday morning. “I just simply said that the President of the United States has nothing to do with what flags go on a capitol’s grounds.”

Huckabee continued by suggesting that the question of the flag was a matter of him being “baited” into answering whether “South Carolina is a racist state.”

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