Failed candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Julie Gunnigle has reclaimed attention – albeit negative attention – by attacking the woman who defeated her in the 2020 General Election. That woman, County Attorney Allister Adel, is currently recovering from brain surgery.
Gunnigle, in a series of tweets, criticized Adel, who was hospitalized for almost two months, for only working part-time while she recovers.
If someone like Kelli Ward or Gosar said something like they’d be justifiably roasted for it in the public sphere. Gunnigle was almost our county’s chief law enforcement official and she torched her reputation by mocking brain injuries.
— Thomas Galvin (@ThomasGalvin) January 28, 2021
“The county attorney has been in some form of communication with her executive team every day last week and periodically since late December,” spokesperson Jennifer Liewer told the Arizona Republic.
Liewer told the Arizona Republic that Adel is involved in the decision-making process.
The Twittersphere reacted swiftly to Gunnigle’s attack:
In your pathetic attempt to remain relevant you have revealed that your disgusting behavior is not limited to the campaign trail. Shocking.
— Lorna Romero (@LornaRomero) January 28, 2021
Earlier this month, Gunnigle was named the Director of Politics and Civic (not civil) Engagement for the Arizona chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
It’s official now: Julie Gunnigle, Director of Politics and Civic Engagement for @NORMLinArizona
I’m thrilled work with this incredible board to protect patients, end the harmful and racially disparate impacts of marijuana prohibition, and continue the work of Mikel Weisser. pic.twitter.com/MUtvDwo3EI
— Julie Gunnigle (@JulieGunnigle) January 20, 2021