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8/14/19: AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race
"Once upon a time, not long ago, in a land called Arizona, there was a group of Republican politicians who wanted to shed the state’s post-SB1070 nativist image. Arizona politics had veered so far to the right and into the range of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories that our state had become a regular target for late-night comedians. ..."
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August 18, 2019 - 11:48 pm
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AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race


... As of this writing, the governor has defended senator Allen as someone “who has love in her heart for every person” and remained mute on commissioner Gillette.

Likewise, the state Republican party and Allen’s fellow Republican legislators have responded with crickets.

The only response to Gillette has been from former Republican legislator and current Mohave County Commissioner [supervisor] Ron Gould, who said Ms. Gillette wouldn’t be removed from the commission because he’s “not concerned about LaJuana shooting up a Walmart.”

Well, gee, that should make Latinos in Mohave County feel safe.

What happened to our former Republican changemakers? The ones who promised a new day in Arizona politics and an end to divisive rhetoric?

Without the cover of U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake – two Republicans who led on immigration reform – it seems the rest of the party has lost its moral center. ...