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Huckabee Compares Gavin Newsom To Kentucky Clerk, Sparks Twitter War

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sparred on Twitter on Sunday night after Huckabee compared Newsom to jailed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

"Gavin Newsom in San Francisco as mayor performed same-sex weddings even though it was illegal. Did he ever get put in jail? He most certainly did not," the former Arkansas governor said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday while defending Davis, who is currently jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses on the grounds of religious belief. 

Newsom, who issued the United States’ first same-sex marriage licenses in 2004 before a Supreme Court ruling annulled the marriages four months later, lashed back at Huckabee in a series of tweets. 

Huckabee responded to Newsom's tweets with links to articles about the former mayor's strong support for same-sex marriage and immigration reform, to which Newsom told him to stop "trolling." 

In response, Huckabee reiterated his argument Newsom has violated his state's law on same-sex marriage in 2004.