Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs appears to have created a big problem for herself and the integrity of the vote count in her state after it came out that she has a long and well documented history of Trump-hate.
(I)n 2017, before she was elected the following year, Hobbs sent tweets from her personal campaign account, accusing President Trump of ‘being on the side of the freaking Nazis.’ This was in reference to the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, even though Trump has consistently condemned white supremacists.
And, while one cannot applaud her lack of class or her inflammatory, erroneous rhetoric, at least Hobbs packed some energy into her propaganda.
Her beautiful, Shakespearean August 12, 2017 tweet in reply to a post by then-U.S. Senator, and now Anti-Trumper, Republican Jeff Flake included not one, not two, but three exclamation points, for emphasis:
The President is on the side of the freaking Nazis. Don't just say stuff - DO SOMETHING!!!
And on August 15, she tweeted to President Trump and anyone who was self-loathing enough to follow her - being sure, first, to errantly include a period at the start of her screed:
One might consider these statements disqualifying factors when it comes to Hobbs’ ability to handle an election involving Trump or his supporters, some of whom she already labeled neo-Nazis.
As Frankel observes:
Obviously, this is not necessarily a sign that Hobbs is working to keep the state of Arizona out of President Trump’s column. But one cannot, in good faith, say that it doesn’t reek of bias. If Arizona is called for Biden, many will inevitably think, whether rightly or not, that Hobbs’ personal feelings about Trump had some effect.
And, of course, one might want to remind collectivist Hobbs that the Nazis were officially titled the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. They, too, were collectivists.
Just a little note for her to read. She likely won’t want to tweet it as she “handles” the election results in Arizona.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)