Brnovich and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
Brnovich faces an onslaught of criticism after threatening the public safety of Maricopa County and Tucson
PHOENIX — Is anyone hoping this week ends soon more than Mark Brnovich?
Our guess is no after Brnovich faced a barrage of criticism over his politically motivated threats to cut public safety funding for both Maricopa County and Tucson.
After being threatened repeatedly by President Trump for insufficient commitment to the “audit,” Brnovich ruled that Maricopa County has to hand over its residents’ private information to the untrustworthy Cyber Ninjas – something even the local Sheriff’s office opposes – or lose $676 million in state funding that plays a critical role in preserving the County’s public safety.
Similarly in Tucson, Brnovich threatened to cut $120 million in state funding for the city because they took steps to make the city safer, requiring government officials to be vaccinated. His decision, which came after he was attacked by a primary opponent for allowing businesses to implement similar vaccine mandates, also uncovered that Brnovich won’t say if he is vaccinated.
“This was unquestionably a bad week for Brnovich and his floundering campaign, but it was even worse for Arizonans who got a glimpse into just how far Brnovich would go for his own political ambitions,” said ADP Spokesperson Sarah Guggenheimer. “His actions directly impact the economies and public safety of both Maricopa County and Tucson. And his ruthless indifference to the impact of his rulings reveal a candidate more concerned with political calculations than actual Arizonans.”
Check out just some of the coverage from Brnovich’s last week below
On Maricopa County:
AZ Family: Maricopa County may lose public safety funds if it won’t comply with audit
ABC15: Dems accuse AG Brnovich of putting tax dollars at risk over political moves
12 News: Maricopa County Board of Supervisors fighting back against Arizona AG’s threat to cut funding
AZ Republic: Opinion: AG Mark Brnovich grossly misreads ‘state law’ in Senate audit subpoena investigation
Arizona Daily Star: Arizona AG: Mandatory vaccinations for Tucson employees illegal; city pauses effort
AZ Republic: Opinion: Mark Brnovich has transformed the AG’s office into his Senate campaign office
Arizona Daily Star: Tim Steller’s Opinion: In Tucson decision, Brnovich keeps using office for political purposes