Disgraced Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis hasn’t seen the last of David Ermold.
While Davis went to jail for refusing to issue Ermold and his now-husband a marriage license shortly after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, Ermold will attempt to put her in the unemployment line. He has announced he will run for public office – against Davis.
Video of the two men being denied a marriage license quickly went viral and now one of those men has made his own announcement. Ermold says he’s throwing his hat in the ring so she can’t demean any other county residents and disrespect the government office.
And even better… Davis was the one who had to give him the paperwork to file his candidacy. According to the Chicago Tribune, she hummed the hymn “Jesus Paid It All” while assisting Ermold to file the correct paperwork.
“If Kim Davis was reelected in that position without an appropriate fight, I’d probably regret it for the rest of my life,” Ermold said while he was considering the run.
“I think I could win,” Ermold continued. “I don’t think that she has learned anything from the experience at all. I really, truly think that she feels like she is right. I really don’t think she cares at all about what civil rights are.”
The state of Kentucky was ordered to pay over $230,000 in legal fees for Davis’ shenanigans. The money will be paid out of taxpayers’ wallets.
“I think we need to deal with the circumstances and the consequences of what happened,” Ermold said. “I don’t think the other candidates are looking at a larger message. I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right.”