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Ted Cruz Announces Pilgrimage To Kim Davis’ Jail Cell

Senator Cruz gestures as he confirms his candidacy for the U.S. presidential election race during a speech at Liberty College in Lynchburg, VirginiaCanadian and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is currently en route to Kentucky to visit jailed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis.

Last week, Cruz issued a barely coherent statement voicing his support of the antigay clerk who has made a grand show of defying not just the court, but the U.S. constitution.

Related: Canadian Ted Cruz Demands “Every Lover Of Liberty Stand With Kim Davis”

“We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so,” Cruz sais. “I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”

This afternoon, Cruz will hold a press conference outside the Carter County Detention Center, where Davis has been hanging out since a federal judge ordered her there last week.

In a statement, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said, “It is important to Sen. Cruz for Kim Davis to know that he supports her and will do everything in his power to ensure her situation is resolved and that no other Americans who strive to live out their faith fall victim to religious persecution by the government.”

Related: Kim Davis’ Marriage History Explained In One Handy Flowchart

According to the statement, Cruz is dead set on defending “the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and expression,” even when it means unapologetically violating the U.S. Constitution while simultaneously collecting an $80,000 annual salary from the U.S. government.

Of course, ol’ Teddy won’t be the only 2016 GOP contender making an appearance outside the jail. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be holding a separate press conference, which he is billing on Twitter as an #ImWithKimLibertyRally Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Davis’ lawyers filed an emergency request on Monday to exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that her free speech is being violated.

Related: Huckabee Compares Kim Davis’ Refusal To Marry Same-Sex Couples To Lincoln’s Battle Against Slavery

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86 Comments

  • jwtraveler

    Maybe they’ll lock him in and keep him there with her. One can only hope.

  • Brian JC Kneeland

    His judgment is so flawed – support a law breaker!

  • Large Marge

    The already offered her an exemption as a compromise, but she wouldn’t let her clerks issue them either and that’s why she is in jail.

  • Damian Mitch

    He’s a fucking Canadian.

  • Cagnazzo82

    This is why a Republican should never be president.

    Between this and the losers now protesting in front of the Judge’s house to try to get Kim released, these people are truly fugging nutcases.

    If your biggest gripe in life is not being allowed to treat other human beings as 2nd class citizens, then you truly need to re-examine your priorities in life.

    Stereotypically despicable display by the fundie mentals.

  • Phranc Azzhee

    Sad that she is his martyr! Do you want this for president? Hell f~ing no plus hes Canadian.

  • Mark Hunziker

    Pilgrimage? Makes it sound like he is going to the holy land.

  • Tom Hughsted

    He appears to be channeling his loser father, another religious zealot out to take your money.

  • Riess Livaudais

    The judge needs to shut this down now! No visitors!

  • Bauhaus

    @Cagnazzo82:

    They also attempt to distract from the stench of shit on their own shoes with these stunts. Not working.

  • Jack Walter

    I hope they have room to keep him.

  • Sheryl Mcallister

    Bunning had offered to release Davis from jail if she promised not to interfere with her deputy clerks as they issued the licenses. But Davis refused.This is not a matter of religious convictions.What a Jackass.

  • Stephen Meeks

    When are all the nut-cases going to die off?

  • Alex Rothwell

    As in a religious pilgrimage ? He is going to visit a woman that is in jail.

  • Thad1527

    Kim Davis is denying freedom of religion to those same-sex couples who seek a marriage license in her jurisdiction. How can anyone say otherwise?

  • Tony Chaplinski

    maybe just maybe that will keep him there

  • Jim DelRae

    Poor guy is trying way to hard to be relevant..

  • Ra Hill

    On Hillary & Bernie (borrowed )
    “It??s really okay that we don??t all agree on every single issue. But can we make an effort to not attack each other in the name of self-righteous indignation? Aren??t there enough right-wing trolls to raise our collective blood pressure? Do we really need to prey on our own?

    Bernie won??t get in Hillary??s way if she??s the ticket. Hillary won??t get in Bernie??s way if he??s the ticket. If another Democratic rock star emerges, that person won??t get in the way of whomever wins the Democratic primary. Only ONE of them will emerge the victor, and it is up to US to decide who that will be.” WE Must Support the Democratic ticket, And we Must VOTE!!!

    “What the media can??t comprehend is that Bernie Sanders is running a positive campaign about issues. The small group of Clinton haters on the left who insist on using their support for Bernie Sanders to attack Hillary Clinton have got it all wrong.”

  • Roch Lester

    “The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

  • Grant Young

    Is there a spare cell for this guy. Preferably padded.

  • Peter Grant

    whats the punishment for aiding someone who is in Contempt of the Court?

  • Mikhail Strait

    I’m so sick of hearing about her. I’m sick of making criminals famous. Let’s pull more articles on George zimmerman. He’s not famous enough either. If I see one more post from queerty about this woman I’m unfollowing and also encouraging my friends that follow, not to do so anymore.

  • Realitycheck

    @jwtraveler: That would be very nice…..

  • Matthew Farris

    He’d go to the opening of an envelope of there’s a TV camera there.

  • John Quin

    With any luck they’ll lock him in with the warped minded fat bitch!

  • Octavio Roca

    hTe new Lourdes for assholes.

  • Frank Hoff

    I can’t believe she’s getting out. I hope she fulfills her duties. If not can her, and send her back.

  • John Malin

    He is a total f#cking joke! Has anyone checked his birth certificate?

  • BornSerious

    She’s been released. I still want to see Ted show up to an empty cell!

  • skilos

    Why are all these assholes sticking their noses where they have no business doing so. They are making such good examples of defying the constitution and the Supreme Court. These are definitely not people I want for my President.

  • David Harlem

    PILGRIMAGE? Really is that what the a

  • erich40

    What stupid asses, I think it’s safe to say they drove the nail in their own coffins as far as the Presidential race. BYE BYE! Shows you we could trust them to uphold the constitution. It’s to bad they hold a political position now.

  • SteveDenver

    @BornSerious: I hope they show Ted to her empty cell and lock him in it.

  • gayspud-1

    some presidential candidate telling people to break the law.don’t need bigots and religious zealots in the government.religion has no place in government.the gop
    needs to distance themselves from religion. politics and religion will be disastrous for this country.

  • onthemark

    It seems they let her out of jail before he got there. Aww, what a shame. If he’s stuck in Kentucky maybe he can challenge Sen. Yertle the Turtle (McConnell) to a pillow fight or something.

    + I should add, I enjoyed the way Queerty led this story: “Canadian and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz…” LOL.

  • Ruhlmann

    @Damian Mitch: He may have been born in Calgary, Alberta but he was born to American parents who registered him as an American. He’s a Texas Senator running for the American Presidency and significantly, he’s all phucked up on religion. How much more American could he be? This guy wouldn’t be elected Dog Catcher anywhere in Canada.

    No thanks, you keep him.

  • Sarge At Large

    how stupid can one individual act?

  • Georgie Land

    “Saint Kim of the Holy Homophobia!”

  • Douglas Kovacs

    really a pilgrimage? really? oh these nuts just need to get on with their lives

  • Bad Ass Biker

    I am just waiting for little Teddy to get caught with a boy friend or a rent boy. Trust me, it will happen.

  • jwtraveler

    @Ruhlmann: His father is Cuban.

  • Daniel Boeye

    too late! but she be back in jail when she violates the Judges order of that I have no doubt….visit then

  • Albert Galowitch

    Poor Teddy didn’t get any airtime with jail bird Kim Davis. I bet he is mad as hell at Huckabee.

  • Rick Holtz

    Douchebag!

  • Joe Wilborn

    I hope they thow him in with her!!!

  • Mercurical Memo

    @Damian Mitch: Yeah a Canadian that seems to have thrived perfectly well in the USA. What the hell is your point? In Canada his politics wouldn’t fly which is why he had to migrate to YOUR nation where they make a sport of killing black people and deluded homos vote Republican. Oh yeah, the nation that gave us the credibility of Ann Coulter. That’s how Ted Cruz can have a thriving political career. Only the US of A. God Bless America.

  • Gary Hecklinger

    Go home Ted.. You’re a fool!! You’ll never be President!!

  • Ron Marshall

    I don’t get it….you have to be a natural born US citizen to even run. He’s not even eligible.

  • Timothy Snowden

    We all know he is not pro gay so don’t vote for him

  • Keith Perdue

    “Pilgrimage”? Like she’s some sort of religious icon? My Gawd, what is going on? Great, just what we need in America, religious zealotry…somebody get the torches & farm implements so we can hunt down the monster…AUUUUUGH!!!

  • Stu Hipwell

    No one is listening to you Ted Cruz – loser!

  • Jonathan26

    Lest we forget, Cruz is Ian Reisner & Mati Weiderpass’s best friend. Money they earn from the gay community in the Pines & NYC ends up supporting right wing wingnuts like Cruz & Kim Davis. BOYCOTT!

  • Finrod

    Where’s a blood clot when you really need one?

  • Ruhlmann

    @jwtraveler: His father became a US citizen in 2005 after living in America since 1957. He lived in Canada when he and his wife had a seismic data processing company. He’s also an evangelical Christian pastor so he’s American if not by birth then by inclination.

  • paul dorian lord fredine

    @Mark Hunziker: yup, the new lourdes.

  • martinbakman

    Great way to scare up some more cash. Huckabee and Cruz have no chance in the election, but every nickel they suck away from anti-gay X-tian buffoons is matched by the Feds.

  • reyesrutherford

    How can a Presidential hopeful say this – even when it means unapologetically violating the U.S. Constitution – when as a President, he is supposed to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution.

    As a President, he has to swear under oath the following –
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    How can he preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution if he is the first to violate it!

    Very dangerous!

  • NJjoe

    @jwtraveler:

    And she’ll get knocked up again.

  • Nahald

    And he’s a guy who wants to run for president, an office that SWEARS to uphold the constitution ! I guess he’s reading a different constitution than the one the founding fathers signed !

  • russellhm

    This post is dated. She’s been released–and likely will be ordered back due to her violating the judge’s orders that she not interfere with the process of issuing licenses to gay couples who qualify–and Teddy was barred by Huckster Huckabee’s bodyguards from even approaching the dais.

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