Why Mike Huckabee is the best GOP candidate in 2020

Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses as a 2016 presidential candidate, is the candidate of choice for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC members.

| AP Photo Priebus: Pence is ‘the right guy’ for RNC and Trump’s vice presidential pick is ‘best choice’ for VP In a wide-ranging interview, RNC Chairman Reign Priebus said that Mike Huckabee would be the best choice to be the GOP’s vice president.

Priebus, who was asked about Huckabee’s chances in 2020, said that the former Arkansas governor would be “the right man” to lead the party.

“I think that he’s the best person to be vice president,” Priebus told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz in an interview to air on Sunday.

Priebus, who ran for president as a Republican, is not the only one to believe that.

Huckabee has been in a number of news cycles recently, including a statement last week by Donald Trump Jr. saying that Pence would be an “amazing choice” for the vice president position.

The two also have had their disagreements, with Priebus saying in a statement earlier this month that he would not endorse Huckabee for vice president, a move that prompted Pence to criticize Priebus for not making the same statement.

In the interview, Priebus also said that Trump Jr.’s comments were “an attempt to put pressure on” Priebus, and Priebus defended his boss.

But Priebus acknowledged that Trump’s comments “didn’t go over well.”

“He should’ve gone to the RNC,” Priebus said.

Trump Jr. also said during an interview with Fox News that Priebus had told him Pence would not be “anywhere near” the top of his vice presidential list.

Priebus said Trump Jr., the chairman of the Trump campaign, did not understand that.

“He was trying to be a little bit tough and not put me in any position to take on the job,” Priebus added.

Priebus added that he had talked with Trump Jr about the situation and that they had discussed the possibility of having the former Indiana governor be Pence’s running mate.

“We’ve talked about the possibility,” Priebus continued.

“It would have been great to have Mike Huckabee in that position, but we would have had to have some other candidate to replace him, and that’s just not something we could do.”

Huckah’s support for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee was a point of contention throughout his 2016 presidential campaign.

The former Arkansas senator also came under fire for suggesting during the 2016 campaign that if Donald Trump were to win the presidency, the U.S. should “take a knee” and “take out” the Ku Klux Klan.

In the months following Trump’s victory in the Iowa caucus, Huckabee has continued to push back against Trump, tweeting on Tuesday that Trump has made “so many mistakes” and that “the Republican Party is in trouble.”

But on Friday, the former governor said that he believes the Trump administration is “trying to put an end to the American way of life.”

Huckingabee’s comments have sparked backlash from Republican leaders, who have pointed to Trump’s repeated attacks on former President Barack Obama as evidence of a “tremendous change” in the Republican party.

“It’s the worst, worst, darkest, worst thing you could possibly do,” said RNC Chair Reince Pence in a press conference on Friday.

“You could have been a Republican for 50 years and now you’re saying, ‘I don’t believe in you anymore.'”

“I can tell you this, it’s not true,” he added.

“Mike Huckabee is not running for vice-president.

The Republican Party of Iowa has not endorsed Mike Huckabee for president.”

A spokeswoman for the RNC told ABC that Priebus would not comment on Huckabee’s future plans “due to a non-disclosure agreement.”

The comments from Priebus and Pence come just a few days after Priebus, a former speaker of the House, was reportedly asked by a Fox News reporter about Trump’s remarks.

Pence reportedly told the reporter that “in retrospect, it would have benefited him to not have said that.”