Davis replied, “I’ve already done that”.
The surprising part of Davis’s story is that she was a longtime Democrat, despite her conservative beliefs.
“She has come to the conclusion that the Democratic Party has left her”, her lawyer, Mat Staver, said Saturday in a statement.
Just hours before addressing the Values Voter Summit, Davis told the media that she had quit the Democratic Party.
Defiant Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, a long-time Democrat, has switched to the Republican Party, saying Democrats left her in the cold in her fight to defend religious freedom amid challenges posed by the Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriags. It is a bit surprising that it took her this long to realize that the party is really not for her, noting that she felt abandoned by the Democrats. “My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while”.
The 49-year-old clerk was the recipient of the group’s “Cost of Discipleship Award”. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz also traveled to Kentucky to bask in her defiance.
“I think she was right in that she can exercise the dictates of her conscience and everyone should respect that”, McCain said. For he is my strength that carries me’.
Referencing biblical verses throughout her speech, Davis tearfully thanked the Values Voter Summit for the award and, with her voice rising to a near-shout, concluded, “I am only one, but we are many”.
In a recent article on Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to two lesbians, a Tennessee clerk said she issued licenses because it was the law of the land.
Through her religiously motivated opposition, Davis endeared herself to evangelicals and conservative political leaders.
When Davis had refused to issue licenses to gay couples she got slammed throughout her case, it had been the Republicans – and not Democrats – who had helped her.
Davis spent six days in jail for contempt of federal court.
Davis was released from jail earlier this month on the condition that she not interfere with her deputies issuing the licenses.