KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has defended his recent jam with Mike Huckabee, saying that the former Arkansas governor "has been nothing but humble and extremely kind" to him and his daughter.
Welch and Huckabee made headlines earlier this month when they performed an instrumental version of the KORN classic "Blind" on Huckabee's late-night-style show on TBN.
Earlier today, Welch took to his Instagram to explain his decision to play with Huckabee, writing: "@govmikehuckabee and I may agree or disagree on certain social issues; I don't know. I've never talked to him about politics, and I don't follow politics.
"People can say what they want about me jamming with the Gov, but this man has been nothing but humble and extremely kind to me and my daughter. Thank you @govmikehuckabee we had a blast!"
The former presidential candidate and father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas. Before becoming a politician and a political commentator, Huckabee was a Christian minister and musician, having played bass guitar since age 12. In recent years, he handled the bass duties in the classic rock cover band CAPITOL OFFENSE. Interestingly, the group's original lineup was drawn from staffers involved in the politics of Little Rock around the time he became governor in 1996.
This past April, Huckabee claimed that the movement for LGBTQ equality was the "greatest threat" to America's moral fiber. He told The Christian Post: "The biggest threat to biblical principles today is the failure to apply a biblical standard of maleness and femaleness." Huckabee also blamed "the Christian Church" for failing to teach Americans "what biblical marriage should look like." He said: "People are afraid that if they are really biblical, it will alienate people, and I think that's nonsense."
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@govmikehuckabee and I may agree or disagree on certain social issues; I don’t know. I’ve never talked to him about politics, and I don’t follow politics. People can say what they want about me jamming with the Gov, but this man has been nothing but humble and extremely kind to me and my daughter. Thank you @govmikehuckabee we had a blast!