GRAYSON, Kentucky (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Standing beside Rowan County clerk Kim Davis today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee accused the courts of “making a law out of thin air and punishing people for not obeying something that is not even a law.”
Huckabee’s statement came just minutes after Davis was released from county jail. She was imprisoned for contempt of court, refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
“If somebody needs to go to jail, I’m willing to go in [Kim Davis’] place,” Huckabee said.
Be careful what you wish for.
Huckabee now faces possible jail time for mocking the court system which he says is “criminalizing the Christian faith.”
There has been a precedent of jail time for mockery in the United States. An Ohio man, William Bailey, was sentenced in 2012 to one month in jail for mockery of a young girl with cerebral palsy in a bus stop.