(CNN) - Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee weighed into the fight on Capitol Hill over whether members will work through the Christmas holiday with a verbal swing at the members themselves.
The former minister said Christians in fact work a "little harder" during the holiday season.
"It really does not, I think, bother me if the Senate and the House were to work a little extra," Huckabee said Thursday on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." "It would make up for all the times they're not working, which is the rest of the year."
Senators have spent much of the week arguing over which issues to address before the holiday break, with some Republicans saying working through Christmas would disrespect the holiday.
Huckabee is often mentioned as a potential 2012 presidential nominee, but said he will make the decision about a run "later rather than sooner."
The former 2008 presidential hopeful currently hosts a show on Fox News, along with four other possible candidates.
Although he said they would all leave their Fox jobs if they choose to run, the close proximity would make a debate convenient.
"It sure makes it easy, we're already there if all of us were to show up," Huckabee said.