Huckabee: 'DC Makes the Toronto Mayor Look Perfectly Normal’

By Melanie Arter | November 25, 2013 | 11:32 AM EST

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks in Washington on Sept. 17, 2010. (AP File Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

( – During the opening segment of his show “Huckabee” on Fox News Channel, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday that he was “fed up” with the “total disconnect” between Washington, D.C., and the rest of the country, adding that “D.C. makes the Toronto mayor look perfectly normal.”

“Like most Americans, I'm just fed up with the total disconnect that the political class in Washington has with the working class of the rest of the America. D.C. makes the Toronto mayor look perfectly normal,” Huckabee said, referring to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack.

The Toronto City Council voted last week to strip Ford of most of his authority, moving most of his staff and budget to his deputy mayor.

Ford has refused to step down as mayor after a video surfaced showing him threatening to kill someone while in a drunken stupor. Ford also apologized last week for using obscenities on live TV while denying he offered oral sex to a female staff member.

“This past week has seen Washington, D.C., at its most disgraceful, disgusting, and dysfunctional worse,” Huckabee said on his show.

“The president continues to attempt to sell his refuse car called Obamacare, and he thinks that Americans are dumb enough to be more likely to buy it if he throws in an AM radio in this clunker whose engine won't start and which has no tires,” Huckabee said.

“And Senate Democrats brazenly invoked the power grab that they railed against as un-American when Republicans were in charge of the Senate. They truly had no shame or at least no memory or concern that their hypocrisy and duplicity might have violated 200 years of Senate tradition and rules,” Huckabee said, referring to Senate Democrats successfully voting to change filibuster rules.

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