Huckabee: Hillary campaigning for Democrats 'is like having Jeffrey Dahmer do the ribbon cutting at a restaurant opening'

Huckabee: Hillary campaigning for Democrats 'is like having Jeffrey Dahmer do the ribbon cutting at a restaurant opening'
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Mike Huckabee joked Thursday that having 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run MORE campaign for Democratic candidates in his year's midterm elections is like “having Jeffrey Dahmer do the ribbon cutting at a restaurant opening,” during an appearance on Fox News Thursday.

“Some people can’t let go ... it’s just that simple,” Huckabee said of Clinton on Fox News's “Outnumbered” after the show mentioned Clinton joking on Tuesday that “Fox News is always trying to impeach me.” Clinton was referring to recent GOP ads that include her as a way of firing up the Republican base.

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“But having Hillary Clinton come in and campaign for you, if you are a Democrat candidate, is like having Jeffrey Dahmer do the ribbon cutting at a restaurant opening,” said Huckabee, a two-time GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor.

“You just don’t want her there because it is so backward looking,” Huckabee continued.

“But I’m just telling you, for Republicans having her there is important, but one of the most difficult things is the ability to say, ‘My political ... time has come to an end. Let’s do something else.’”

Clinton received blowback from some Democrats with comments last month in which she said that she won in parts of the country that are “moving forward” during the 2016 presidential election, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE won in places that are “looking backward.”