Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has, perhaps shockingly, decided to become a Republican.
Davis revealed to Reuters on Friday that she, along with her family, switched party affiliation from Democrat to Republican last week.
The controversial figure said that she made the change after realizing that the Democratic party no longer represents her.
“My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” Davis told Reuters in Washington, where she was in town to be honored by the Family Research Council.
Davis was jailed for five days earlier this month after she refused to recognize U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to issue licenses for gay couples, in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling that made gay marriage legal throughout the country.
But while Davis has now aligned herself with the Republicans, don’t expect to see her stumping for any of the current GOP presidential candidates; she says the notion of campaigning for Republicans is “kind of far-fetched.”
Watch Davis explain her political about-face in the video.