Who hosted Kim Davis at the State of the Union last night was unknown for this reason AP
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Davis announced that her office will issue marriage licenses under order of a federal judge, but they will not have her name or office listed. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kim Davis’ attendance of President Obama’s last State of the Union Tuesday night was much buzzed about. But, the Congressman whose ticket she used, was not aware that she would be his guest.

Rep. Jim Jordan (Republican from Ohio) denied inviting anyone on Tuesday, but then reversed his statement, saying he was notified by his staff that Davis would attend as his guest. The Family Research Council arranged for Davis’ attendance of the speech.

“Kim Davis used our ticket. Our staff heard from the Family Research Council that Ms. Davis and her family hoped to attend the State of the Union address and so we offered a ticket,” Jordan said.

Davis is the Kentucky county clerk that was jailed because she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States.

Following the speech, which ran just under an hour, Davis was asked about the State of the Union, to which she said “it was a speech.”

Yasmeen Alamiri is a political reporter for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @Yalamiri
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