Ted Cruz To Visit Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis In Jail On Tuesday

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has fiercely defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, will visit her in jail on Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“It is important to Sen. Cruz that Kim Davis and all Americans understand his commitment to defending their first amendment rights to religious liberty. The First Amendment is foundational to all other freedoms we enjoy and it is tragic that in America today, our own citizens would have to worry about being targeted or arrested for merely living out their religious convictions,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the Journal. “Sen. Cruz will continue doing everything in his power to defend Kim Davis and ensure that no other Americans are further targeted for their religious beliefs.”

Davis remains in jail after a judge found her in contempt of court for repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She has appealed the ruling and asked Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) to exempt her from an order mandating that all clerks in the state issue licenses to gay couples.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will also head to Kentucky to meet with Davis on Tuesday. After speaking with her in jail, Huckabee will hold a “#ImWithKim Liberty Rally” outside of the Carter County Detention Center where Davis is jailed.

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