“If somebody needs to go to jail, I am willing to go in her place and I mean that. I am tired of watching people being just harassed because they believe something of their faith and we cannot criminalize the Christian faith or any faith in this country and I pray that there will be remedies that do not involve putting someone in jail for their convictions.” — Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Governor Mike Huckabee likely won back a few voters earlier this week and reminded other voters why they loved him to begin with when he met with Kim Davis. The GOP Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor travelled to Kentucky on Tuesday to meet with embattled Rowan county clerk Kim Davis just as she was being released from jail. After speaking with her, he met with the media to argue against the unjust manner in which she had been treated and the unjust manner with which every Christian in America was facing similar treatment by their government and their fellow citizens.
Huckabee shocked even the most hardened of media members when her offered himself up as a substitute for Davis if the judge felt the need to imprison her again. While Chris Christie (R-NJ) calls this political grandstanding, concerned Christians all over America understand too well the meaning and the passion behind Huckabee’s words. Many believers know that he and Senator Ted Cruz (who also met with Davis on Tuesday) are not grandstanding at all but are instead standing for their fellow Americans.