Following the news that a judge had found the Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court and jailed her for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, Hillary Clinton weighed in on the decision via her twitter account.
Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law—end of story. https://t.co/9WfxgULBga— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 3, 2015
Clinton is in the headlines in part because she is running for the Democrat nomination for president, but mostly because she set up a homebrewed email system that bypassed the State Department email system and is facing numerous government investigations for doing so. The FBI is investigating whether or not classified information was sent or received on her unsecure server, which is a violation of law.
So far hundred of emails are suspected of being classified. Clinton also selectively chose what emails to turn over to the State Department and allegedly wiped her server of all the other emails. An aide who set up her system has been called to testify before three different congressional committees but has said he will plead the fifth amendment.
Several GOP presidential candidates weighed in on the Kentucky judge's decision, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Arkansas Mike Huckabee, supporting Davis' religious liberty.
"Law of the land," indeed.