Cruz looks mad as Huckabee staffer keeps him from press at jailed clerk’s release

Behind the scenes jockeying between presidential hopefuls took place Tuesday at a rally for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.

Davis stood next to Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee while addressing a crowd of supporters upon her release from jail.

But not all of the drama took place before the glare of the cameras, according to the New York Times.

It turns out that Huckabee wasn’t the only GOP presidential candidate in Grayson, Kentucky — Ted Cruz was also present, but a Huckabee aide allegedly prevented the Texas senator from stepping before the media.

The Times reported:

When Mr. Cruz, who met with Ms. Davis, exited the Carter County Detention Center, a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of the senator, who appeared incredulous.


Raw Story published a screenshot from MSNBC of a man the left-leaning website identified as a “staffer” from the Huckabee campaign pointing Cruz away as the candidate looked on in disbelief.


And while the drama behind the snub may have taken a back seat to Davis’ release on Tuesday, it got far more attention on social media — beginning with highly popular conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin. Although, more than one user said that, upon the launching of the song “Eye of the Tiger,” Cruz was better off in the long run.

Here’s Levin’s post, along with a sampling of other responses from Twitter:


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