Ducey Puts Patriot Movement Supporters At Risk

Gov. Doug Ducey denounced on Monday the actions of a conservative group whose members he posed for a picture with over the weekend. The photo drew criticism from Democrats on social media.

“My agreeing to a photo with any group or individual should not be seen as an endorsement of anyone’s views or actions — because it’s not,” Ducey said in a statement released by his office.

“Before yesterday I had never heard of this group,” the statement read. “I absolutely denounce their behavior.”

Ducey took a photo with members of Patriot Movement AZ on Saturday at a Mohave County Republican Party dinner, a small but vocal activist group known for calling out hypocrisy of the Left at events in metro Phoenix.

So, if Gov. Ducey has never heard of the group, what behavior was he denouncing? Leaving out that information, left it open for definition by the media and progressive and radical groups to fill-in for themselves.

Members of this group have appeared as counter-protesters at the teachers’ strike, and the recent “die-in” at the Arizona Capitol. The group’s mission is to get people involved: “Stand up. Speak out. Be heard.”

Democratic Party operatives, progressives, and radicals have taken to social media to push the narrative: “gun-toting members of the Patriot Movement AZ back Trump, and oppose illegal immigration.”

In the photos with Ducey, group members made the hand sign for OK, which recently has been called a symbol of white supremacy, despite the fact that the Anti-Defamation League has said that this claim is a hoax.  Media ignored the facts and forwarded the hoax by implying that members of the group were not innocently flashing the OK sign. Members of the group were unaware that any controversy – real or fake – surrounded the traditional hand gesture.

Just this weekend, Kanye West flashed the ok sign on Twitter with the words “we got love” beneath a picture of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Hardly a message of hate or supremecy.

Radicals associated with the #redfored movement doxed members of the Patriot Movement, sharing their home addresses on social media platforms. The members have already begun receiving death threats as a result.

At the same time the members face the serious attacks against them, the governor’s spokesman Daniel Scarpinato brushed off criticism over the photo, as “silly season of the election year.”

“What the patriots know for sure is it isn’t silliness having their families receive death threats from ideological extremists and Doug Ducey throws them under the bus for his own political purposes,” said one friend of the group. “The Patriot Movement represents Latinos, African-Americans, Native-Americans and everyone else who believes in the greatness of this country instead of the Resistance Movement. But this isn’t political.”

13 Comments

  1. Every dirty trick, every hateful act is used by leftist groups against conservatives, patriots and anyone who they deem aren’t in goose step with them. These patriots are receiving threats of violence, the left doesn’t care who gets hurt, even innocent family members.
    These traitors to our country have to be stopped but with the governor throwing the patriots under the bus, it seems they have carte Blanche in this country.

    • Don`t know about carte blanche in the COUNTRY but am not surprised that again Ducey has allowed his lack of a backbone and political ambitions to encourage those Obama/Hillary Democrats that demonize and try to intimidate everyone they see as their enemies. No conservative should vote to re-elect Ducey who, like Crazy Sen. Flake, is a far left Democrat in GOP clothing who supports an ever expanding government to stay in office.

  2. Wow what a hateful cowardly transparent display of political expediency. I will not vote for any governor candidate rather than vote for such a hypocrite as Doug Ducey. Unfortunately I think Duchey is going to appoint himself to the McCain senate seat.

    • Knowing Sen McCain he will not resign until after the election, thus ensuring Ducey takes down Senate candidate McSally with him.

  3. And what is wrong with these stances? “Members of this group have appeared as counter-protesters at the teachers’ strike, and the recent “die-in” at the Arizona Capitol. The group’s mission is to get people involved: “Stand up. Speak out. Be heard.”

    Democratic Party operatives, progressives, and radicals have taken to social media to push the narrative: “gun-toting members of the Patriot Movement AZ back Trump, and oppose illegal immigration.”

    Somebody has to let the left know they are WRONG and these somebody has the right to do so. Leave it to the wacked out left to make an issue where there is none for self gratification. They probably dont remember the old footprint of the american chicken either?

  4. Ducey is no Ronald Reagan, President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. Ducey is more in line with John McCain. Remember John McCain attacking Conservatives by saying, “The Tea Party Hobbits?”

  5. Thanks for the info on this group – I hadn’t heard of them. As an old ‘tea partier’, I’m interested in getting reinvolved.

    • Me too. Already liked them on Facebook, even though my usage is limited these days. Go check them out. They seem to be real good people.

  6. This is pathetic! I’m ashamed of our govenor. Will someone rise up and take his place? And may God bless and protect those he just threw under the bus. Truth reigns! We shall not be deterred! 🇺🇸 Signed by A Proud Member of the PATRIOT MOVEMENT AZ

    • Ducey is pathetic but it is those who plan on voting to re-elect Ducey who should be ashamed. Ducey will not be re-elected and one of the reasons is that he showed his true nature by caving to the Redfored campaign. Ducey`s lack of backbone proves to Dem voters that if they want pay raises for teachers they have to vote for those who made Ducey cave, the Dems. Meanwhile, we need to elect McSally, Arpaio or Ward, whomever is the successful candidate for the Senate, and to do so after Ducey`s cave is now an uphill battle so don`t waste money and effort on Ducey`s losing campaign that can better be used to elect a Republican to the Senate.

  7. Ducey, either stand up and fight for freedom or get out of the way so we can be represented by a leader with backbone.

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