Mike Huckabee explained on Tuesday that he is “willing to go” to jail in the place of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Huckabee, appearing with Davis as she was just released from jail, insisted that he is “praying that there will be remedies that do not involve putting someone in jail for their convictions.”
Reporter: The judge told her she cannot interfere with the process of handing out these licenses. What do you advise her to do going to work tomorrow?
Mike Huckabee: That’s a legal question for her but I’ve already told her that if somebody needs to go to jail, I’m willing to go in her place and I mean that because I’m tired of watching people being just harassed because they believe something of their faith. And we cannot criminalize the Christian faith or anybody’s faith in this country. And I’m praying that there will be remedies that do not involve putting someone in jail for their convictions, especially when the issue is whether the courts can just make a law out of thin air and then somehow try to apply it and punish people for not obeying something that isn’t even a law.