Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis said she and her family have left the Democratic Party because “the Democratic Party left us a long time ago,” according to a Friday report from Reuters.
“My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” Davis told Reuters while she was in Washington, D.C. to speak at the Values Voter Summit.
Davis was jailed for five days when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her county and didn’t comply with a federal judge’s order to do so.
Evangelical and hardline Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rallied around Davis.
In her latest filing, Davis and her legal team blamed Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, when he sent a letter to all Kentucky clerks instructing them to issue marriage licenses regardless of gender after the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage.