Huckabee: Democratic Party has been 'hijacked' by far left

Mike Huckabee said the Democratic Party is moving farther to the left.

"The Democratic Party has been completely hijacked by the far left," Huckabee said on Fox News.


Huckabee then talked about former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWhite House pushes back on claims Biden doing too little on voting rights The Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them Boeing's top lobbyist leaves company MORE, saying he is "not a real far leftist," in response to a question about whether his presence helps or hurts Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCommunion vote puts spotlight on Hispanic Catholics Trump's biggest political obstacle is Trump The Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them MORE's campaign. Huckabee said that because of political correctness, Bill Clinton "backs off."

"He was a pragmatic governor. He was a pragmatic president, and I think that's why even in all the personal scandals he ended up with a relatively popular legacy," the former Arkansas governor said.

"Because people recognize that at the end of the day for Bill Clinton, it was about getting things accomplished, moving the ball forward. He was willing to work with Republicans."

But he said what's happening now with the Democratic Party is an "irrational kind of political approach."

"What we're seeing now is a far left that says we want to tax people 90 percent. We want to raise the minimum wage, kill all those jobs that would have been there," Huckabee said.

"As a result of that, Hillary is trying to be who she really is, which is an ideological leftist but still has a little common sense and understands how to govern and yet she's trying to do it in the context of a party that is off the rails."