While I’m glad to see Ms. Davis punished for breaking her oath of office, I’m sad about this specific outcome, because now she’s a martyr, and you have jackasses like Rand Paul saying she’s being “jailed for exercising her religious liberties”. (Apparently, violating one’s oath of office and denying citizens their rights because the magic sky god told you to is now a fundamental right.)
I really wish there had been some quiet way to just impeach or recall her, a whimper rather than a bang to end her career. Honestly, this is probably exactly the outcome the extremists who support her wanted.
Aside: I heard on NPR that Davis (a Democrat, interestingly) succeeded her mother as clerk, who had held the office for something like 30 years. I didn’t realize elected offices in the US were hereditary.
Aside: Why does Davis get this stoic photo leading the article? Where is the unflattering mugshot?