Arizona’s 53rd Legislative Session begins today. While some freshman lawmakers are already making big plans, at least one, Rep. Daniel Hernandez, is off to a less than auspicious start.
In his latest piece on Hernandez, Guess who’s lying to us again, Dan Shearer of the Green Valley News discusses the fact that the new lawmaker has been dodging him. It was Shearer, who exposed Hernandez’s lies about having a college degree, during the 2016 General Election.
Apparently Shearer now has questions about whether or not Hernandez ever got a degree. ‘Despite two public statements that he’d get it taken care of by August, Daniel Hernandez hasn’t,” wrote Shearer referring to the degree.
“I messaged him through his Legislature website; I emailed him at his work, legislative and Sunnyside email addresses; I sent him messages via two Facebook pages (both active); I texted him; and I called him on his personal cell (three times) and at his House office (three times). I spoke to two legislative assistants, one who took my name and said he’d get it to Hernandez within an hour,” reported Shearer.
“If Daniel Hernandez stuck to his word and finished his degree by August, he’s had plenty of opportunity to share the news,” argued Shearer. “But it appears Daniel Hernandez has lied to us again.”
Shearer says that Hernandez’s dodge is “a big indicator of how responsive he’s likely to be when the legislative session begins Monday.”
Given his dodge of Shearer, and public complaints about committee assignments, which generated considerable animosity, Hernandez’s communication skills, or lack thereof, could guarantee that the ambitious lawmaker is off to a very rocky start.