“AZGOP Chair Kelli Ward made a weak attempt to condemn yesterday’s violence and attempted coup at the Unites States Capitol while continuing to push false narratives. In a video posted today, Ward called the President’s hateful speech “amazing”, she referred to his supporters as “patriots”, and continued to suggest that the November election was stolen. Ward went on to suggest that some of the rioters were agitators or BLM members – there is no evidence of that whatsoever. The allegation is simply absurd.
Even in her attempt to admonish the rioters, Chair Kelli Ward continues to fuel dangerous conspiracy theories. Ward has played a shameful role in feeding lies and baseless claims that contributed to yesterday’s insurrection. There is nothing to gain by continuing this dangerous charade. The election has been certified. These lies must stop. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be President and Vice President of the United States on January 20.
Yesterday’s attack was executed by a mob of Trump supporters who were incited by the words and actions of the President and his enablers, like the Arizona GOP Chair. The loss of American lives, the multiple injuries to countless others, including law enforcement is tragic and truly beyond understanding. Again, these actions are the direct result of the words and actions of Trump and Ward.
Chair Ward must recognize that she shares some of the responsibility for this tragedy and must stop fanning the flames of insurrection. Enough is enough.”