Simply at some point after Home Speaker Rusty Bowers regaled the nation with the shameful scheme to overturn democracy in Arizona, Republican Celebration payback has begun.
State GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward has come positively unglued over Bowers’ testimony earlier than the Home Choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 revolt, whereby he reminded us that there are nonetheless are Republicans who have not misplaced their ever dwelling minds.
Or their integrity.
Within the final 24 hours, Ward has demeaned Bowers, belittled him and even embraced her internal fifth grade bully and given him a nickname: “Rusty Bowels.”
And, oh yeah, she endorsed his opponent in Aug. 2 Republican major for the state Senate.
Events often do not take sides in a major
Let me say that once more. The pinnacle of the Arizona Republican Celebration has taken sides in an Arizona Republican major.
Simply as she’s within the bag for a Trump-endorsed Kari Lake in what quantities to a three-way Republican major.
Different, extra skilled occasion operatives will inform you that by no means occurs. The occasion’s position, they may inform you, is to stay impartial because the candidates to duke it out a major, then unite voters behind the occasion’s namee.
As an alternative, we’ve Ward endorsing former state Sen. David Farnsworth, who’s popping out of retirement to attempt to knock off Bowers. Farnsworth is likely one of the 29 legislators who in December 2020 signed onto the plan asking Vice President Mike Pence to just accept the 11 “alternate” electoral votes for Trump.
“Alternate” being one other phrase for pretend.
Because the vote tally, a number of legally mandated pattern recounts and one “full forensic audit” confirmed, Arizona voters did not elect Ward and her 10 fellow phonies to solid our electoral votes for Donald Trump. And Bowers wasn’t concerning the associate with the plot to shred the Structure in order that Trump may steal the election.
As an alternative, Kelli Ward provides us this
And so we get this:
And we get this:
I suppose the “troll” is within the eye of the beholder.
At the least one Republican official is asking Ward out, calling her “a maniacal Chair … hellbent on destroying the GOP.”
Is it too quickly to begin a marketing campaign to draft Sen. TJ Shope, R-Cooldige, for state Republican Celebration chairman?
Placing an grownup in cost would do wonders for the once-Grand Outdated Celebration.
Bowers honored his oath. That is no ‘loser’
I assume it isn’t all that stunning that Ward has it in for Bowers, a staunchly conservative Republican who toes the occasion line in all methods however one – he will not put aside his integrity for Donald Trump.
Ward, in the meantime, was front-and-center within the behind-the-scenes scheme to overturn Arizona’s election – from her stress marketing campaign on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Biden was pulling forward (“We want you to cease the counting”) to her pretend elector plot avowing that she was duly elected to solid our electoral votes for Trump to her demand for a “full forensic audit”.
An audit, by the best way, that discovered no proof of widespread fraud.
Bowers is a deeply non secular man who acted as his conscience required and honored his oath. The one to the Structure, that’s.
Solely in Kelli Ward’s warped thoughts would that make him a “loser”.
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This text initially appeared on Arizona Republic: Kelli Ward is in full meltdown mode over Rep. Rusty Bowers