Clinton Criticizes Huckabee For Supporting Kim Davis (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had some strong words for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Saturday for supporting defiant county clerk Kim Davis.

Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher, has been one of the biggest supporters of Davis, who was jailed on contempt of court after defying a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Huckabee held a rally for Davis when she was released from jail.

Clinton, addressing the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy group, did not mention Huckabee by name but referenced the rally.

Clinton said that even though LGBT individuals are advised that it gets better she said that, “it can still be really hard to believe that.”

“Especially when you turn on the TV,” she continued. “And you see a Republican candidate for President literally standing in the courthouse door in Kentucky calling for people to join him in resisting a Supreme Court ruling, celebrating a county clerk who is breaking the law by denying other Americans their constitutional rights.”

Watch video of Clinton’s comments from YouTube user Jimy:

h/t: Raw Story

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