Presidential politics impolitely muscled into the Kentucky furor over same-sex marriage.
According to The New York Times,
an aide to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee physically blocked Texas Sen. Ted Cruz from getting on stage with his GOP presidential primary rival at a Tuesday rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Both Republican conservatives
have championed Davis's position that her religious beliefs take precedence over her legal duty to issue licenses to gay couples.
"When Mr. Cruz, who met with Ms. Davis, exited the Carter County Detention Center, a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of the senator, who appeared incredulous," the Times reports.
And soon after Davis emerged from jail, it was Huckabee who stuck by her side as they approached reporters and cameras, the Times reports.
BuzzFeed news tweeted out a photo of Cruz looking none-too pleased.
Cruz is polling 6.5 percent support
in the GOP presidential nomination contest, compared with Huckabee's 4 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics average.
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