Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee received scrutiny Tuesday night for telling a joke about his wife in response to a question at the Fox Business GOP debate.
The former Arkansas governor was asked about Federal Reseve Chairman Janet Yellen when he replied with the remark.
"Well, my wife's name is Janet," he said. "And when you say 'Janet Yelling' — I'm very familiar with what we need."
Within seconds, Huckabee was criticized.
*joke about shouty wife*— Jessie Opoien (@Jessie Opoien) 1447203803.0
Oh my shut up with the dumb, rude wife jokes.— Mary Katharine Ham (@Mary Katharine Ham) 1447203843.0
Huckabee makes a nagging wife joke and people clap and a camera shows a lady in the audience laughing. Cool.— Megan R. Wilson (@Megan R. Wilson) 1447203859.0
Mike Huckabee was just asked a question about the Fed. He turned it into a sexist joke. #GOPDebate #OwnIt https://t.co/bU4MVthH4S— NARAL (@NARAL) 1447204086.0
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