Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee again defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing she complied with the law.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, Huckabee quoted scripture and brushed off host Mike Brzezinski’s questions about whether he’d support a clerk granting a third or fourth marriage license to a straight person wanting to remarry, but not giving one to a gay couple at all.
“What we’re talking about is whether or not we can redefine marriage, not whether or not that person can have more than one because the law clearly says what people can do,” Huckabee said. When Brzezinski challenged Huckabee by arguing same-sex couples can now legally marry, the former governor argued it would take more than the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage.
“What law is that, Mika? Can you quote me the statute?” Huckabee said. “Can you quote me the specific statute or can you tell me and let me know which article of the Constitution that says that same-sex marriage is under the jurisdiction of the federal government?”