Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday during an appearance on Fox News that serial killers got better treatment by the American justice system than the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Huckabee has been one of the most vocal presidential candidates to defend Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis after she was jailed Thursday on contempt of federal court.
The ex-governor brought up the comparison to serial killers during an interview on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.”
“Jeffery Dahmer got bail, the Boston Stranger got bail, John Wayne Gacy got bail,” Huckabee said. “Kim Davis, because of her convictions, was not given bail.”
Huckabee said he will host a rally on Tuesday in Grayson, Kentucky in support of Davis.
“What she did was follow the Kentucky Constitution,” he said. “This is an unbelievable moment in American history.”
Because Huckabee’s poll numbers have remained low, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked how he feels about the state of his presidential campaign.
“Summer blockbusters never win the Oscars,” Huckabee said in a vague insult to current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.