Conservative leader on Huckabee tweet: Where did my friend go?

A top conservative leader criticized former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) for tweeting out a picture of supposed gang members, saying they were House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee.”

Bob Vander Plaats, the president and CEO of Iowan conservative group The Family Leader, chastised the former governor on Saturday.

“Where did my friend and pastor @GovMikeHuckabee go?” Vander Plaats tweeted. “I want him back. I’ll assume someone hijacked his twitter account.”


“He’s way better than this!” He added.

Vander Plaats was responding to a tweet from Huckabee on Saturday appearing to link Pelosi with gang members.

“Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House,” he wrote.

He accompanied the tweet with a picture of a group of tattooed men holding up gang signs.

The photo shows members of the Mara 18 gang in El Salvador and was taken by Franco-Spanish photojournalist Christian Poveda.

Poveda was murdered in September 2009 and gang members were convicted of the crime in 2011.