Mike Huckabee was temporarily quarantined after someone got sick on his airplane

Mike Huckabee supporters are recovering from a small scare this week.

During a recent flight, Huckabee ended up being quarantined, so he sent out a humorous tweet to let everyone know he was okay: “5 hr red eye flight on @AmericanAir Nashville from LA. On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane.  It’s the Russians!  I just know it!”

Small Scare

When word of Huckabee’s “quarantine” started to make the rounds, everyone assumed the worst.

As it turned out, it was all due to a passenger that was not feeling well even before boarding the plane.

That passenger got sick while on the flight, so authorities were just taking precautions.

Once the passenger was examined, the other passengers on the plane were allowed to debark the plane.


Huckabee has a rather unique sense of humor, which was quite apparent from his tweets during the quarantine.

During his initial tweet, Huckabee took a shot at liberals by claiming the Russians must have had something to do with it.

Then, after the passenger was checked, he equated the situation to “Gwyneth Paltrow from Contagion.”

Huckabee then expressed his thanks to the staff as well as hoping the ill woman would be okay.

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Mr. Huckabee also managed to take a jab at some new legislation recently passed in California, tweeting: “1 hr after landing got to far away gate where @AmericanAir will hopefully get us off this plane!  Medical personal at gate.  Hope it’s not because I got that straw in CA!”

After being stuck on the plane for about three hours while authorities got this all sorted out, it was good to see the former Governor keep his sense of humor.

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