U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis freed on Tuesday, five days after he held Davis in contempt and sent her to a Kentucky jail amid an escalating standoff over marriage licenses.
In Tuesday’s order, Bunning said he is satisfied that the county clerk’s office is now complying with the court’s ruling. He also ordered that Davis “shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples” in Rowan County. If she does interfere, Bunning wrote, the court will consider “appropriate sanctions.”
Of course this could not happen at a more inconvenient time for two GOP presidential hopefuls.
Courtesy of the New York Times:Hope to see you @ the "#ImWithKim Liberty Rally" tomorrow, at 3 PM ET, in Grayson, KY! #KimDavis #ReligiousLiberty pic.twitter.com/2mP2W5nDbS— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 8, 2015
As most members of Congress return to Washington today for what is expected to be a very busy session, Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, will be flying down to Kentucky to visit with Kim Davis, the jailed Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is also holding an event outside the Carter County Detention Center in where Ms. Davis is currently being held. Mr. Huckabee announced his visit last week, but the two Republican candidates will not be holding a joint rally, according to the Cruz campaign.
Mr. Cruz, instead, will fly down early and then take questions from the press around 1 p.m. Mr. Huckabee’s event will start around 2:30, and feature Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Mathew D. Staver of Liberty Counsel.
I can only imagine now pissed off Cruz and Huckabee are that this happened before they could use this pathetic woman's situation to reinforce their fundamentalists bonafides.
And the sad fact is that nobody is really going to care if they show up or not since currently Cruz is polling at 4% and Huckabee at 3%, and it is unlikely that this is going to move those numbers one iota.
Which I think tells you pretty much all you need to know about how desperate these two have become.
Update: Speaking of desperate, take a look at Huckabee trying to steal a little of the Kim Davis limelight.
Oh yeah, like I'm sure a judge is going to let Huckabee go to jail on behalf of Kim Davis.
What a buffoon!