Mike Huckabee Defends His Book's Criticism of 'Amazing' Beyonce

The former governor says some of her lyrics are "not necessary."

When asked on ABC’s “This Week” about passages in his new book regarding the pop star that have raised some eyebrows, he said, “You know, if people read the full chapter, it's in the context of, first of all, saying, ‘Beyoncé is a wonderful talent.’ My point is, she doesn't have to do some of the things that she does in the lyrics because it's not necessary. She has nothing to make up for. She's an amazing talent.”

“The fact that I left the Fox gig, which was a wonderful, wonderful opportunity for me, to leave that, I didn't do it just because I was tired of going to New York every week,” he said.

“So I think there's a -- a very strong likelihood that sometime later in the spring, which has always been my timetable, I'll make some kind of a declaration and clearly state my intentions, I'll put it that way,” Huckabee added.

“One of the things about politics, when you're actually there, you realize, you're on a high wire and there is no net under you,” Huckabee said. “On any given day, your campaign can implode for something that happens inadvertently or even intentionally.”

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