The Worst Comment Of The Debate Was When Rick Santorum Compared Kim Davis To Columbine Victim (VIDEO)


Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis be compared to everyone from Martin Luther King to Rosa Parks and pretty much any other civil rights activist. During Wednesday night’s debate, though, Rick Santorum went much further down that rabbit hole by comparing her to victims of one of this country’s greatest tragedies: 1999’s mass shooting at Columbine High School.

“Sixteen years ago this country was tremendously inspired by a young woman who faced a gunman in Columbine and was challenged about her faith and she refused to deny God,” Santorum explained during the CNN presidential debate. “We saw her as a hero.”

“Today, someone who refuses to defy a judge’s unconstitutional verdict is ridiculed and criticized, chastised because she’s standing up and not denying her God and her faith,” he opined. “That is a huge difference in 16 years.”

“How many bakers, how many pastors, how many florists, how many pastors, how many clerks are we going to throw in jail?”

Source: Raw Story

As if that wasn’t enough, he also compared her to Martin Luther Kimg, saying, “Martin Luther King wrote a letter from the Birmingham Jail. And he said in that letter that there are just laws and there are unjust laws. And we have no obligation to condone and accept unjust laws.”

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Former New York Governor George Pataki, who said he would have fired Davis, disagreed with Santorum, saying that we are a nation of laws and what King did was civil disobedience while Davis is an elected employee. He argued that we don’t ignore the courts.

Here’s the video:

I can’t imagine the reaction the families of the Columbine victims are having right now.

Featured image via Flickr.com.

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