Zinke’s Grijalva “Bottom Of The Bottle” Tweet Rings True For Arizonans

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Raul Grijalva in Phoenix to bash tax reform package in February 2018.

When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested that Rep. Raul Grijalva couldn’t “think straight from the bottom of the bottle,” his words resonated with southern Arizona residents. Nearly everyone who has worked with, or in the vicinity of the Congressman, has heard a story about his legendary debauchery.

Those stories were renewed in the aftermath of Zinke’s response to Grijalva’s editorial calling on Zinke to resign “immediately” in the face of multiple, ongoing ethics investigations.

Some of the stories about Grijalva’s sobriety – or lack thereof – are almost too hard to believe. Others, like the one popular Arizona politico, Sam Stone, shared in an appearance on KFYI’s James T. Harris radio show, were witnessed by too many people to be denied.

According to Stone, Grijalva passed out during a debate in 2010 in the small town of Rio Rico, Arizona. Stone stated that the Congressman had to be woken up by Harley Meyer, the Independent candidate in the 2010 General Election race.

A year ago this week, Grijalva called for an apology from the Washington Times for article about monies paid to settle a claim against him for allegedly creating a hostile work environment due to his consumption of alcohol.

The Times reported that a former employee left Grijalva’s office after receiving a “settlement” based on claims of a hostile work environment due to the Congressman’s on-the-job drunkenness.

Always able to count on the media to ignore his actions or rationalize them, the Tucson Sentinel appeared to race to his rescue and attempt to shame the victim.

At the time, Tucson activist, David Morales, an avowed Grijalva opponent took to Facebook to call out the Tucson Sentinel. He wrote, “The local media has responded to the Raul Grijalva story by both defending him and victim shaming. One thing they have not done is just simply ask him what on Earth did you do that warranted giving this woman $50,000 in hush money?”

Morales’ post set of a series of discussions about Grijalva’s behavior. Many of the discussions centered around others’ claims about Grijalva’s behavior. One of Grijalva’s Republican opponents, Gabby Saucedo Mercer stated in a 2017 interview on Harris’ show that during her campaign, “one of my volunteers was at a location downtown and Grijalva grabbed her butt.” According to Saucedo Mercer, the woman told her that the Congressman excused his behavior by advising the victim that he was simply drunk.

12 Comments on "Zinke’s Grijalva “Bottom Of The Bottle” Tweet Rings True For Arizonans"

  1. And he is still elected every two years and is the darling of the enviros and open border dumbasses. As I posted, stupid is as stupid does and the voters are too stupid to do otherwise.

  2. The Oracle of Tucson | December 4, 2018 at 4:57 am | Reply

    Location, location, location.
    The consistently drunken paralytic exploits of Graftjalva are truly legendary rather here locally on a bar stool at the silver saddle or under a table in the DC swamp.
    Once again proving that you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear, after decades of pathetic local “leadership” it’s rather unrealistic to think simply exporting Rãul to DC was going to solve his failures.
    The best part of Rãul Graftjalva was never more then a bed sheeet stain to begin with.

    The Oracle

  3. TERM LIMITS

  4. Dale Brethower | December 4, 2018 at 8:46 am | Reply

    But he’s OUR rep!

  5. Apologize for what, speaking the truth?

  6. ..and yet morons continue to vote him in.

  7. Apparently the “swamp” exists in arid climates too. Perhaps it’s time for REAL climate change, to dry out the Arizona swamp and force the swamp creatures to go elsewhere – preferably not in politics!

  8. And the man STILL controls Pima County, Tucson City & TUSD. What a disgusting human being. Will democrats – who aren’t obligated to him for political favors, (Elias, Valadez, Ray Carroll)ever wake up? COME ON VOTERS help us out.

  9. Shame on the sexist lying pigs of The Washington Times for illegally retaliation firing me to cover up for its own always raging drunk and sexually harassing Cosby wannabe Carl Johnson who bragged to me about his job-keeping sexual blackmail of several Times managers. No office beats The Washington Times in vicious abuse of female employees. Its HR department stalks and slimes women like me who are too old and ugly to have affairs with managers, never mind our stellar job performance. I grew up disfigured by the Munchausen by Proxy Catholic Church, and Carl and several employees relentlessly bullied me for not committing suicide, never mind that I did ALL OF THEIR WORK while they cavorted and drank on the job. The Nazi KKK Times and Zinke should apologize to me and Rep. Grijalva. Why are looting, fraud, drinking, harassment and adultery suddenly holy whenever committed by Rethugs??

  10. You can pour the drink out of the bottle, but you can’t pour the drunk out of the bottle.

  11. And Grijalva’s deluded moron voters keep reelecting the drunken dolt. IQ tests for voting may not be such a bad idea…

  12. Article after article about the Greedyjalvas yet they never go away. Idiot voters! Some day maybe.

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