Congressman unaware he invited Kim Davis to State of the Union

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) discovered on Tuesday that he'll be hosting Kim Davis at the State of the Union, according to Huffington Post.

Jordan, who is the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, had denied inviting anyone to the speech earlier on Tuesday before reversing himself, saying he had just been told by his staff.

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"Kim Davis used our ticket. Our staff heard from the Family Research Council that Ms. Davis and her family hoped to attend the State of the Union address and so we offered a ticket," Jordan said in a statement obtained by The Hill.

The Hill had reported on Monday that the Kentucky county clerk would be attending the speech, but it remained a mystery which lawmaker had invited her until Tuesday.

"I found out today," Jordan told Huffington Post. "And I'm being totally honest with you: That's — Family Research Council asked us, her family wanted a ticket, and we said 'OK.'"

Davis achieved national fame last year after being briefly jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.