CNN Contributor Van Jones: ‘The Republican Party Has A Big Problem’ [VIDEO]
Van Jones said the GOP split over the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage posed a huge problem for the Republican party during the round-table segment of CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” Sunday.
JONES: Now, the people who are on the other side [of the same-sex marriage argument] are in a different posture. My heart was broken, frankly, to hear Huckabee, who I admire … I’m a Southerner. People forget, Mike Huckabee put more African-Americans in high position in office as governor than Bill Clinton did. Mike Huckabee is someone who is a revered person, but when he comes out and makes the kinds of statements he sometimes is making, it makes him look like a person who doesn’t care. I know that he cares, but the Republican party has a big problem now. They now seem to be a party that is so out of touch with the humanity — the basic humanity that was on full-display in front of the Supreme Court — and they seem to be more concerned with hiding behind the old state’s rhetoric, the anti-civil rights rhetoric of the past, than embracing the future.