Pataki: Kim Davis should be fired for refusing to issue marriage licenses

Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the CNN Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015. (AP/Mark J. Terrill)
Former New York Gov. George Pataki during the CNN Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015. (AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Along with his comments on immigration, former New York Gov. George Pataki sounded like a Democrat in one other way at the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night. He forcefully said that Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, should have lost her job.

"If she worked for me, I would have fired her," he said, drawing applause from the crowd at the debate. "When you're an elected official and you take an oath of office to uphold the law, all the laws, you cannot pick and choose or you no longer have a society that depends on the rule of law."

He closed by arguing that he is a pragmatist who can get elected in a general election and work in a bipartisan way.

 

 

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