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 PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris 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.