Well, this is awkward.
It was announced last week that anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis would be attending the State of the Union address tonight. These appearances are usually via invitation by a member of Congress.
So, folks were wondering: who invited the infamous county clerk?
Today we find out it is GOP Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio.
Actually, HE found out today himself.
From Huffington Post:
“I didn’t invite anyone,” Jordan initially said late Tuesday afternoon, as he was jogging to House votes. When pressed on whether he had given his ticket to the Family Research Council, which then gave it to Davis — which is what a Democratic aide told HuffPost had happened — Jordan said he would have to confirm with his office. “I don’t know,” he said.
“My understanding is they gave them to the Family Research Council,” Jordan said, promising to call his staff and get back in touch.
Jordan was later spotted in the Capitol basement, on the phone with his communications director, confirming what had happened.
“Yeah, so we gave a ticket to — at the request of the Family Research Council — we gave the ticket to Kim Davis’ family,” he said.
Jordan said he was fine with his ticket going to Davis, who has been lionized by many conservatives and chastised by many liberals for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and that the secrecy wasn’t intentional.
“I found out today,” Jordan said. “And I’m being totally honest with you: That’s — Family Research Council asked us, her family wanted a ticket, and we said ‘OK.'”
So Kim Davis’ family made the request? For someone who says she doesn’t like attention, she’s sure going to great lengths to get even more.