As expected, the Kim Davis drama was brought up at the Republican Party presidential debate tonight, with the responses differing wildly among the GOP “kids’s table” participants.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said discrimination against anti-gay Christians was the biggest form of discrimination facing America today. Sen. Lindsey Graham said, unlike radical Islamic terrorists, he’s not worried about Kim Davis attacking him.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who agreed that the Kentucky clerk was “different from Islamic radicals in the Middle East,” had the strongest condemnation of Davis on the panel, saying:
“An elected official can’t say ‘I’m not going to follow that law if it conflicts with my beliefs.’ I think she should have been fired and if she had worked for me I would have fired her.”
Pataki went on to make a well-reasoned point:
There is a place where the religion supersedes the rule of law. It’s called Iran. It shouldn’t be the United States.
You can watch a live stream of the debate here (no cable subscription required).