Canadian and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is currently en route to Kentucky to visit jailed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis.
Last week, Cruz issued a barely coherent statement voicing his support of the antigay clerk who has made a grand show of defying not just the court, but the U.S. constitution.
“We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so,” Cruz sais. “I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”
This afternoon, Cruz will hold a press conference outside the Carter County Detention Center, where Davis has been hanging out since a federal judge ordered her there last week.
In a statement, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said, “It is important to Sen. Cruz for Kim Davis to know that he supports her and will do everything in his power to ensure her situation is resolved and that no other Americans who strive to live out their faith fall victim to religious persecution by the government.”
According to the statement, Cruz is dead set on defending “the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and expression,” even when it means unapologetically violating the U.S. Constitution while simultaneously collecting an $80,000 annual salary from the U.S. government.
Of course, ol’ Teddy won’t be the only 2016 GOP contender making an appearance outside the jail. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be holding a separate press conference, which he is billing on Twitter as an #ImWithKimLibertyRally Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Davis’ lawyers filed an emergency request on Monday to exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that her free speech is being violated.