WASHINGTON (CBSDC)–  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a joke earlier this year claiming he wishes he was transgender in high school when it came time to taking showers in PE class.

Buzzfeed reports the remarks, made at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, surfaced on YouTube over the weekend by World Net Daily.

“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE,” Huckabee says in the video. “I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous, doesn’t it?”

The former politician goes on to make other comments about children and transgender issues.

“That there is something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment. I’m not against anybody. I’d just like for somebody to bring their brain to work some day and not leave it on the bed stand when they show up to govern.”

The Republican presidential candidate also gained attention late last month when he publicly affirmed support for the Duggar family following allegations that their 27-year-old son Josh molested several girls while he was a teenager.


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