On Monday, Charlie Kirk, the founder of the pro-Trump Turning Point USA student group, tore into Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) over Arizona State University requiring vaccines for students, calling the measure "unconstitutional."
"Why is the Republican Governor of Arizona allowing @ASU — the largest university in his state — to unconstitutionally mandate vaccines for college students?" tweeted Kirk. "This is a brazen attack on liberty and a dangerously anti-scientific position for a university to take Unacceptable."
Why is the Republican Governor of Arizona allowing @ASU—the largest university in his state—to unconstitutionally m… https://t.co/MkeDthA3qk— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk) 1623711192.0
Kirk did not bother to specify how the vaccine requirement is either "unconstitutional" or "anti-scientific." Indeed, a Supreme Court ruling as far back as 1905 gives states and state agencies authority to require vaccines, and Arizona State has had other vaccine requirements for years, including one for measles.
This comes days after Kirk garnered national controversy for claiming that home deliveries of cannabis are "actually slavery."
Republican gives ‘clinic’ on political posturing while defending controversial Arizona audit: report
On Monday, Arizona Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Mark Brnovich fired off an angry letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland for his criticism of the Arizona election "audit," calling the DOJ's position against the effort "hysterical," and saying he is "not amused by DOJ posturing."
The letter invited immediate scorn from local Arizona reporter Brahm Resnik, who noted that ironically, the entire letter "gives a posturing clinic."
Arizona AG & US Senate candidate Mark Brnovich gives a posturing clinic while telling US AG he's 'not amused by DOJ… https://t.co/hx6Mflb1sm— Brahm Resnik (@Brahm Resnik) 1623712223.0
Brnovich, who hopes to challenge Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) in 2022, has tried to walk a difficult line in handling the election issue, as he has also invited attacks from former President Donald Trump for not sufficiently defending the GOP's conspiracy theories in Arizona. Trump has claimed "lackluster" Brnovich hasn't mentioned the "Rigged and Stolen" election and is "always on television promoting himself."
The Arizona audit, conducted by a pro-Trump cybersecurity firm from Florida, has triggered widespread mockery and criticism for pursuing a number of crackpot ideas, including hunting for bamboo fibers in ballots to prove they were faked in Asia. Even some longtime supporters of Trump have blasted the audit as a "clown show."
A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store's mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.
"The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location," DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. "The individual is deceased."
"Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store," the spokesperson for the sheriff's office said.
There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store's door.
"A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That's when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire."
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