Trump (Finally) Visits His Arizona MAGA Minions 

Ahead of Donald Trump’s Turning Point town hall today, DNC spokesperson Cameron Niven released the following statement:

“After canceling not one, not two, but three trips to the state, Trump is finally making his way to Arizona, but instead of meeting with working families, he’s choosing to spend time with the most extreme Arizonians he knows: the Arizona GOP and Turning Point. When they’re not backstabbing, physically fighting with one another, and hemorrhaging cash, Arizona Republicans are following Trump’s lead in ripping away women’s reproductive freedom. Trump is choosing to kick off Pride Month with the same right-wing organization that employed staffers charged with assault for harassing a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Arizona last year, which is horrifying but unsurprising given the hateful agenda and violent rhetoric of the organization that Trump closely aligns himself with. This is the company that convicted felon Trump keeps as he wages his campaign of revenge and retribution. This November, Arizona voters will reject the extreme agenda of Trump and his MAGA minions and will once again unite behind President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they fight to protect their rights and deliver for Arizona families.”

Two Turning Point USA staffers harassed and then assaulted a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Arizona last year.  

AZ Family: “Charges filed against two ‘Turning Point USA’ members accused of harassing ASU professor”

The Guardian: “Two Turning Point USA members admit to assaulting queer professor”

Arizona Republic: “Turning Point affiliates admit to harassing queer ASU professor, must complete diversion program”

KPNX: “Two employees of the right-wing organization Turning Point USA admitted their guilt in a planned confrontation last October with a queer instructor on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, according to court documents obtained Monday by 12News.”

Arizona Republic: “‘You can’t run,’ one of the Turning Point USA affiliates told Boyles in the video.

Wolfe said one of the people eventually shoved Boyles to the pavement, injuring him, and then fled.”

The Arizona Republican Party is in shambles – reeling from infighting, corruption, and an empty war chest that forced the selling of the party’s recently purchased headquarters during a pivotal election year. 

KOLD: “Ex-Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward is now facing assault charges, according to authorities.”

New Republic: “Jeff DeWit, chair of the state’s Republican Party, accused Lake of blackmailing him, after she released a recording of a private phone conversation between the two, in which he can be heard attempting to bribe the Senate candidate. Lake also allegedly threatened DeWit with a ‘more damaging’ recording if he refused to step down.”

Arizona Capitol Times: “DeWit’s resignation follows a leaked audio recording where he offered Lake employment or a ‘number’ to step out of politics.” 

AZ Mirror: “In particular, there were mounting concerns about the party’s sagging finances, which were so bad that some had begun openly wondering if he was steering the AZGOP into bankruptcy.

AZ Mirror: “Things were so bad in August that the party had just $14,000 in the bank account, far less than it needed to cover its bills.”

Axios: “The AZGOP is selling the headquarters it bought 9 months ago”

“After just nine months, the Arizona Republican Party’s new headquarters is about to become its old headquarters.

Trump and MAGA Republicans own Arizona’s multiple extreme abortion bans with no exceptions for rape or incest. 

Axios: “GOP suffers desert meltdown on abortion”

“A day after former President Trump thought he’d tamped down the GOP’s exposure on abortion, it popped back up in the key 2024 battleground of Arizona.

“Why it matters: Trump ushered in the end of Roe vs. Wade and its national protection of abortion rights, and now his party is suffering a massive voter backlash.”

19th: “An ‘insane roller coaster’: In Arizona, abortion is legal one day and outlawed the next”

“‘This has been the most insane roller coaster ride I have ever been on,’  said Dr. Jill Gibson, the medical director at Planned Parenthood Arizona. ‘We feel like we’re constantly having whiplash.’

“The uncertainty of the legal back-and-forth has destabilized abortion provision in Arizona — making it harder for clinics to retain staff, forcing patients to leave the state for care, and rendering it near impossible for people to know if they are legally allowed to get an abortion in the state.”

ABC News: “Arizona patients, doctors describe chaos, confusion over 1864 abortion ban”