Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWatchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US Republicans cancel airtime in swing Vegas district The Democratic Donald Trump is coming MORE posted a message on Thursday saying that government officials should "uphold the law—end of story."




The message from the former secretary of State came in response to news that a judge had found Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis, who is now in custody, has cited her religious objections.

Several Republican presidential candidates have similarly suggested this week that the Rowan County clerk, as a public official, should issue the marriage licenses.

But other Republicans, including Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke gives 'a definitive no' to possibility of running in 2020 Vicente Fox endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas Senate race Beto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' MORE (Texas) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Noisy democracy, or rude people behaving like children? Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks MORE (Ky.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, have come out strongly in defense of Davis on the grounds that her religious liberty is under attack.