Ohio Repub surprised to find out he's responsible for Kim Davis attending State of the Union
Congressman Jim Jordan speaking at the 2015 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

That anti-gay activist Kim Davis would be attending Tuesday's State of the Union address was news even to the lawmaker who made that possible, the Huffington Post reported.


When asked about Davis attending the event, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) initially said, "I didn't invite anyone."

Later, Jordan confirmed that Davis' ticket was provided through his office while talking to his spokesperson in the Capitol basement.

"So we gave a ticket to -- at the request of the Family Research Council -- we gave the ticket to Kim Davis' family," said Jordan, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus.

After saying he found out about the ticket situation on Tuesday, the Post reported, Jordan defended Davis' attendance.

[h/t Talking Points Memo]