Kim Davis’ legal team has declined the oath keepers offer of amassing an armed anti-government group to stop anyone from trying to arrest her or send her to jail again. On the Oath Keepers website, the group’s leader Stewart Rhodes, of Montana, has asked members to “respect her wishes, and are hereby issuing a stand-down for our security volunteers who were planning on deploying to Morehead, Kentucky on Monday.”
These offers by the group to gather an armed mob to obstruct federal law enforcement seem to be becoming more frequent. Whether it’s the bad press associated with this or that Davis’ PR team doesn’t want or whether these lawyers just don’t feel safe with a bunch of armed ‘guards’ following them around is not known.
This latest “offer” earned the group the mockery of Comedy Central this week. You can watch the clip “Keepin’ It Oathy” here:
Nor was the irony lost to at least one Oath Keeper that a group whose very name is supposed to be about upholding constitutional oaths would be mounting an armed guard in support of someone who has refused to uphold her oath of office. On the Oath Keepers website, one commenter announced his resignation from the group [screenshot]:
The Oathkeepers contact in Kentucky, a former sheriff, said if he was still Sheriff when Davis was about to be arrested he “would have blocked U.S. Marshals from arresting Davis and would have instead personally arrested the judge who found her in contempt.”