Saturday, December 5, 2020

GOP election fraud claims slammed by AZ House Speaker Bowers

House Speaker Rusty Bowers Slams GOP Election Fraud Claims. Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers issued a statement today which slams the GOP election fraud claims being made by his fellow Republicans.

This one is from the AZ Blue Meanie at Blog for Arizona. As he says:

This week, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and others representing President Donald Trump came to Arizona with a breathtaking request: that the Arizona Legislature overturn the certified results of last month’s election and deliver the state’s electoral college votes to President Trump. The rule of law forbids us to do that.

And concludes:

As a conservative Republican, I don’t like the results of the presidential election. I voted for President Trump and worked hard to reelect him. But I cannot and will not entertain a suggestion that we violate current law to change the outcome of a certified election.

I and my fellow legislators swore an oath to support the U.S. Constitution and the constitution and laws of the state of Arizona. It would violate that oath, the basic principles of republican government, and the rule of law if we attempted to nullify the people’s vote based on unsupported theories of fraud. Under the laws that we wrote and voted upon, Arizona voters choose who wins, and our system requires that their choice be respected.

Forty years ago next month, President Ronald Reagan reminded us that while the “orderly transfer of authority” is a “commonplace occurrence” for Americans, “[i]n the eyes of many in the world, this every–4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.” Now, Americans are being reminded once again never to take for granted what President Reagan correctly described as “the continuity which is the bulwark of our Republic.”

It’s not often that I would say this about Rusty Bowers, but respect sir. Well said.

Now where are the rest of the Republican leaders in the state legislature putting an end to this election fraud hysteria? What are you going to do about your QAnon conspiracy theorist Rep. Kelly Townsend (and others) in your caucus? And what are you going to do about Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward when your party holds its reorganization state committee meeting in January? Time to clean house.

Read the original post from theBlue Meanie for more from Bowers’ statement. It’s a doozy.

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