Huckabee was then asked about gays in the military and said, "You don't punish people for their attitudes. You punish them if their behavior creates a problem and it's already covered by the uniform code of military conduct".
The former governor also addressed other issues and distanced himself from the president when asked about the party's downfall. "The republican party as a whole deserved to get beat. We've lost credibility, the way we bungled Katrina and the fact that there was corruption unchecked in Washington.", Huckabee said.
As for immigration reform, Huckabee said, "What we need to do is to have a border that's sealed and the same kind of process that we have to go through if we go into a stadium. We go in one at a time and we have a ticket. That's the only thing i think Americans are asking us for, a sane, sensible system."