Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visits Lowcountry

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visits Lowcountry

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited the Lowcountry on Wednesday.

The former Arkansas governor spoke to crowds in Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Bluffton.  He focused mostly on his campaign for president, but he also addressed a controversial issue coming out of Kentucky.

Huckabee announced he fully supports Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky, who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses because it goes against her religious beliefs.

"There is a county clerk who is showing more courage, more conviction and more of a better understanding of the constitution than virtually any elected official in America," said Huckabee. "I called to encourage her and to thank her for not capitulating to what is really nothing less than judicial tyranny."

Huckabee will be speaking in Rock Hill on Thursday.

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