The Arkansas coordinator for Mike Huckabee's political action committee has left his position, in part due to the Maurice Clemmons drama.

Jason Tolbert, a volunteer who is also a conservative blogger, said Huckabee's connection to Clemmons was part of his decision.

Clemmons killed four people in Washington last month, days before he was shot and killed himself by police. Huckabee granted him clemency during his time as governor of Arkansas.

Tolbert wrote: "As I mentioned this morning, I resigned my position as Arkansas coordinator for HuckPAC today where I served in a volunteer capacity. My departure was with a heavy heart but was done after serious prayer and consideration. Some have asked about the timing. As most could imagine, the recent news of the last two days along with the response did play a role in this decision but was not the sole factor.

"I may say more in the coming days, but for now I will leave it at this. I still firmly believe in the ideals and principles championed by Gov. Mike Huckabee."