Hobbs’ False Flag Claim Earns Jeers, Cheers

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Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and company placed Pride and Transgender Pride flags on the balcony of the State Capitol. [Photo from AZ SOS tweet]

On Friday, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs falsely accused Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann of ordering the removal of the Pride and Transgender Pride flags from the balcony of the Capitol Museum.

Hobbs and company had placed the flags to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

According to the Arizona Mirror, “Mike Braun, executive director of Legislatvie (sic) Council, said he removed the flags because they were “nonconforming” and Hobbs did not go through the proper channels in order to display them on the building. He said he was not directed to do so by Bowers, Fann or anyone else.”

Bowers told the Arizona Mirror, “It is concerning that our state’s chief elections officer is disseminating partisan misinformation.”

Reaction to Hobbs’ claim was swift from both sides of the political aisle:

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