Hillary Clinton, Marriage, NewsEdge

Clinton says jail was ‘right thing’ for Kentucky clerk

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14-hillary-clintonMOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that jail was the “right thing” for a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful said Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was “treated as she should have been treated.”

Davis spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Several Republican presidential candidates have vocally defended Davis, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

“People are totally entitled to their private, personal beliefs, religious or otherwise, but when you take an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States, that is your job,” Clinton said, adding that people are free to agitate to seek to change laws.

Clinton spoke before over 700 people at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as part of a two-day swing through the leadoff caucus state. She also pledged to fight for gun control measures, seek immigration reform and defend the Affordable Care Act.

Clinton also criticized the Republican primary field, saying the rhetoric in that contest was reaching a “new low.”

“I think we all have to speak up and speak out when they say things,” Clinton said. “I’ve gone very clearly after the comments that not just (front-runner Donald) Trump, but some of the others have made.”

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  • Kevin

    If Clinton believes jail time is the right punishment for breaking “The Law,” maybe she will also be understanding when SHE is sent to jail for crimes far more serious than what Kim Davis did. Sending Top Secret information to foreign nationals in return for cash donations to the Clinton Foundation has a name – treason and espionage. I always wanted to see Hillary Clinton in an orange pant suit!

    • Douglas Forde

      I think millions of people are with you on that one. The one plus that Joe Biden has is that at least twice he got flack from the Obama administration for telling an uncomfortable truth, something Clinton would never do.

    • Raymond Miller

      Come on now. Bill once said that Hellery is the most honest person he has ever known. I guess that about says it all right there.

  • I AM SENDING HER A BIBLE WHEN SHE GETS MARTHA STEWARTS OLD CELL AND CAN’T CHANGE THE DRAPES. UNLESS SHE SHARES A CELL WITH OJAY. SHE CAN BAKE HIS COOKIES.

  • Raymond Miller

    Jail is where Hellery belongs, along with her husband, what’s his name ?

  • you hillary should be ashamed! your fascist statement is revolting!

    • Curtis Johnese

      Did you expect anything less from a communist ?

  • eagle keeper

    Yep she is just the kind of person I want leading our nation. NOT!!! If Benghazi wasn’t enough to show who the real law breaker is, we have a corrupt justice department. Meanwhile she is going to point the finger at someone who was following the law that was on the books in Kentucky. The liberal mantra, tell a lie long enough and people will start to believe it.

  • harpo49

    and we all hope you say the same thing when they haul your fat stupid azz to jail you lying effin pig

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