Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Thursday that he “unequivocally” supported Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk from Rowan County who was jailed after refusing to issue any marriage licenses so she would not to have to issue any to gay couples.
In a social media post, Cruz said “judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny” when the government “arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America,” he said.
“I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion,” the senator from Texas wrote.
“Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?” he asked. “Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?”
“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis,” Cruz said.
Cruz went on to say that Davis should not be in jail because America was “founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression … where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.”
“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now,” he concluded.
Watch Cruz explain his position to Megyn Kelly below: