The Arizona secretary of state had a message for Donald Trump ahead of his appearance in Phoenix on Saturday: “Take your loss, accept it and move on.”
Trump was ready to speak at an event organized by Turning Point Action, a conservative group, and called the “Rally to Save Our Elections!”
Republicans in Arizona’s most populous county continue to conduct a controversial ballot audit in an attempt to prove Trump’s claim that his loss to Joe Biden in the state and nationwide was caused by widespread voter fraud. Was not.
Katie Hobbs, Democrat, spoke to CNN on Friday. When asked what he wanted to say to Trump, he said, “Well, I mean, like most adults, take your loss, accept it and move on … Nothing that is happening here is going to change the outcome and, actually, this is nothing. ” more than being a sore loser. “
Hobbs also said Trump’s appearance, as well as support for his lies by local Republican officials, officials and congressional hopefuls lining up to speak at Saturday’s event, was dangerous.
“The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter what you say or do,” he said. “Nothing is going to change the outcome of the 2020 elections. But it doesn’t change how dangerous this is either.”
Trump’s lie about electoral fraud fueled the deadly attack on the United States Capitol in Washington on January 6 of this year. He retains power in the Republican Party, which has stepped behind him to try to obstruct investigations into the assault.
“The bottom line is that Arizonans are tired of being run by conspiracy theorists,” Hobbs said. “They don’t support this bogus audit and they’re ready for the leaders who will put those partisan games aside and deal with real problems.”
Hobbs hopes to become governor of Arizona. The midterm elections will also see a key Arizona Senate seat back on the line. Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and a prominent gun control reform activist, won the seat on Biden’s skirt last year. But that was to complete a term and he had to run again to secure a full six years in office.
On Friday, the former president criticized the “Rinos,” or “Republicans in name only,” whom he considered insufficiently loyal. A senator from the Republican state of Arizona offered a concise answer.
“If he hadn’t started an insurrection in DC and they had thrown him out here”, Paul Boyer wrote on Twitter, “I could have responded directly. So there it is. “
Triumph saying His comments would be broadcast on networks like Newsmax and One America News, upstart operations on the right that have sought to challenge Fox News on the right wing of the political spectrum.