Given that the Chair of the Arizona Republican Party just pleaded the fifth to the January 6th Committee, the Arizona GOP is the last group that should be lecturing anyone else about making our streets safe. But Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and her Arizona GOP allies are nonetheless vowing to clean up a certain street in Arizona known for its homelessness problem. The trouble: that street doesn’t exist.
The Arizona GOP Twitter account shared a Kari Lake promotional video and added this: “Have you walked down Mills Street in Tempe lately… We clearly have a homeless problem. We need leaders with plans in place to solve this crisis. Kari Lake has a REAL proposal to solve homelessness and keep our streets safe!”
We can confidently confirm that none of you have “walked down Mills Street in Tempe” lately, because no such street exists in Tempe. Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Arizona, pointed this out and then sarcastically added that “Maybe this is the same street where all those missing 2020 shredded ballots are?” This was in referred to Lake’s status as a right wing extremist 2020 election denying conspiracy theorist.
In any case, while Katie Hobbs is favored in the Arizona race, she’s only ahead by a small margin, and it’s likely to end up being a close race. Given that Kari Lake is a dangerous wacko, and that Arizona will be a swing state in 2024, it’s probably a good idea for everyone around the country to donate to Katie Hobbs.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report