WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is heading to a Kentucky jail to support the county clerk imprisoned for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier says the Texas senator will meet with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Tuesday afternoon. Another Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, had previously announced plans to meet with Davis Tuesday.
Davis has been jailed since last Thursday. The GOP's evangelical wing says she should be allowed to deny same-sex marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs. The Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land in June.
This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis. The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month standoff. (Image source: Carter County Detention Center via AP)
Frazier says Cruz won't attend an afternoon rally with Huckabee and other Davis supporters outside the Carter County Detention Center where Davis is being held.
On Monday, Cruz tweeted the hashtag "#ImWithKim" on Twitter and asked supporters to sign a petition supporting the controversial clerk.