Getting ready to jump on the Christian-victim bandwagon, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee had planned to hold rallies outside the Rowan County jail that held Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk infamous for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. When their plans were disrupted by U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning releasing Davis, Huckabee exploited the situation by telling the gathered media that he would have gone to jail, just like Kim.

“She’s shown more courage than most any politician I know and most every pastor I know,” said Huckabee. “Because She’s not only said something, she’s been willing to put her life at risk in order to follow the Christ that came into her life four years ago.”

Huckabee talked about why people came to support Davis.

“They came because they wanted her to be free,” said Huckabee. “What we could not have known, when this was planned a week ago, was that on the day that everyone comes, they get to watch her walk out of this jail. We stand with Kim today with gratitude and appreciation.”

Huckabee said that he would happily go to jail in Kim’s place, if needed. He then questioned the legal authority of imprisoning Kim, ignoring that she was held for contempt.