Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee are going to jail!

Posted on 08 Sep 2015 at 11:37am
Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

HAH. Got you.

I’m not entirely wrong, however. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is set to go to jail today, but it’s not because he broke the law.

He plans to meet with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has been in jail since last week after defying court orders to issue marriage licenses despite her religious objections to same-sex marriage, according to the Texas Tribune.

Cruz, the Texas senator who vehemently opposes any form of LGBT equality, issued a statement last week condemning the arrest, calling it “judicial lawlessness [crossing] into judicial tyranny.”

The tactic is part of Cruz’s larger strategy to shore up enough votes to clinch the crowded GOP presidential primary. To do so, he has to secure the evangelical Christian vote, a core Republican primary constituency that has huge sway in early presidential primary states like Iowa and South Carolina.

Cruz is not the only GOP candidate headed to jail today, however. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, another favorite among the Religious Right, also plans to meet with Davis.

No word yet if either believes prisons violate their religious liberty as well.

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