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Senate Democrats' Bogus Ethics Complaint Reveals Desperate Publicity Stunt to Score Cheap Campaign Points

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Senate Democrats' Bogus Ethics Complaint Reveals

Desperate Publicity Stunt to Score Cheap Campaign Points


PHOENIX, ARIZONA— President Pro Tempore T.J. Shope is speaking out in response to a bogus ethics complaint, reportedly being filed today, by Arizona Senate Democrats in a desperate publicity stunt to score cheap campaign points with their radical Left base.


"Shame on Arizona Senate Democrats for stooping so low in their desperate attempt to weaponize the Legislature's policies on ethics investigations," said Senator Shope. "Neither I, nor President Petersen, who wasn't even present in his chair at the time of the alleged offense, engaged in any sort of ethical violation by any stretch of the imagination. Democrats' actions are nothing more than a publicity stunt to cater to their radical Left campaign supporters and to garner media attention on an incredibly sensitive issue that they're only exploiting simply for political gain. These sick and twisted actions have led to nothing more than a spectacle at the Legislature on the taxpayers' dime, and only the citizens of Arizona stand to lose. If we mimicked their same logic, Senate Republicans would have grounds to file dozens of ethics complaints against Senate Democrats for a variety of reasons. It's incredibly sad they not only attempted to hold the entire Senate body hostage with their irresponsible motion, but they did so on a day when more than 20 percent of their Democrat members didn't even bother to show up for work. The people of this state elected us to report for duty on the floor and to solve issues important to them, not to waste time engaging in theatre and gamesmanship. I'm incredibly disappointed in the so-called leadership of Senate Democrats, but this is par for the course when those who've been elected to office have nothing more than selfish motivations driving their decisions."




For more information, contact:

Kim Quintero

Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

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