Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti, who is running in the Republican primary for Secretary of State, received a cold reception at a "Big Lie" rally where Donald Trump is scheduled to speak.
The event, hosted by Turning Point Action, is titled the "Rally to Protect Our Elections."
Mary Jo Pitzl, reporter for The Arizona Republic, described the scene.
"Boos from the #trumprally crowd drown out Michelle Ugenti as she makes her pitch for AZ Secretary of State. 'Listen up!' she says but the crowd ignores here and she cuts her talk short and walks off the stage," Pitzl reported.
KPNX-TV reporter Brahm Resnik also reported on the event.
"Whoaa. GOP Secretary of State candidate Michelle Ugenti is booed off stage at TPUSA rally for Trump. She opposed GOP lawmaker's wish list for election changes," Resnik reported. "FYI Trump base crowd was primed to boo Michelle Ugenti. Wasn't anything she said. Boos rained all over room from start till she bailed out."
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was called out while visiting Montana.
A video posted to Instagram shows Carlson at Dan Bailey's Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana, the HuffPost reports.
"You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that," Dan Bailey, no relation to the store, says.
"It's not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an asshole!" Bailey wrote on his post.
"This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American," he added.
Dale Sexton, who bought the legendary store with Mark Gurley in 2020, is apparently fine with Carlson's vaccine misinformation, racism and fascism. Instead of joining his local customer in telling Carlson to "stay out of Montana," the company bragged about treating Carlson respectfully.
"On July 23rd, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was affronted while shopping at Dan Bailey's Outdoor Company. Coincidentally, the person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers," the company said in a statement posted to its website.
In Park County, where the incident occurred, only 52% of the eligible population is vaccinated.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) received harsh criticism from one of her key political supporters as Donald Trump travels to Arizona to push his "Big Lie" about election fraud against the backdrop of the Arizona audit.
Attorney Grant Woods was elected attorney general as a Republican. During Sinema's 2018 election, her campaign featured Woods in campaign ads as a key GOP endorser:
Woods subsequently became a Democrat and now worries Sinema isn't doing enough to stop GOP voter suppression efforts.
Trump is visiting Arizona for a "Rally to Protect Our Elections" put on by the far-right organization Turning Point Action. Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko are scheduled to speak at the rally.
"I'm generally not too alarmist about most of these things but i am on this one," Woods told CNN's Jim Acosta. "I do believe this is a fight for our democracy."
He explained his views on the filibuster.
"And I'm against the filibuster in general. To me, it is a joke that people act like this is 20 years ago or 40 years or 50 years ago. It's not, it is 2021. Look at the behave of the Republicans in the Senate, they mass together and won't work cooperatively on virtually anything," Woods explained.
"So they got to rid of the filibuster, period. Certainly we have to make an exception here for voting rights and craft something with senator from my state, Sinema. I don't know what her problem is, frankly," he said. "A lot of us can't believe the behavior."
"If you can't do it to preserve democracy, to make sure that we have fair elections, that people are allowed to vote and that it's not disproportionately impacting negatively on people of color and people that the republicans don't want to vote, then why are you even there? Why are you in the Senate?" he wondered.
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