President Obama on Friday delivered the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others in the June 17 shooting. He also surprised the crowd by leading them in a rendition of “Amazing Grace” after addressing race relations and gun violence in the U.S.
“I think so much of it was brilliant,” Huckabee said Sunday on “This Week.” “He has a wonderful voice. So post-presidential -- I see a recording contract in his future.”
But Huckabee, a former Baptist minister and governor of Arkansas, also criticized the president for politicizing the eulogy.
“There were times when I think he strayed into more of a political agenda rather than a true eulogy,” Huckabee said. “I presided at a lot of funerals 30 years ago and before and I never used it as an occasion to do anything other than to focus on the person and the qualities of that person who was deceased and not to make it a time of cause."