Huckabee Staffer Blocks Cruz from Stage at Davis Support Rally

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As reported here on Conservative Intel, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis was released from prison yesterday after being imprisoned for her refusal to issue licenses for gay marriage.

Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz went down the jail where she was being held to rally in support of Davis, but then she was unexpectedly released. The Huckabee campaign apparently tried to make the best of it.

Rachel Maddow, of all people, aired a strange video clip – which you can view here – of the event in which Ted Cruz appeared to be trying to get past a staffer to get somewhere, but is physically blocked.

Maddow’s show was able to discover this little tidbit explaining what happened in a story on the event from The New York Times:

When Mr. Cruz, who met with Ms. Davis, exited the Carter County Detention Center, a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of the senator, who appeared incredulous.

It’s amusing and unfortunate what happens when what could have been a solidarity rally in support of a legitimate cause instead becomes a photo op for one presidential candidate at the expense of the other. But that’s how the game is played.