Arizona GOP state Rep. David Cook had a busy Monday battling his own party on fiscal policy as firefighters worked to save his home from a massive forest fire that has already burned more than 50,000 acres.
Despite the Telegraph Fire threatening his home, Cook traveled to the state Capitol to block a $1.9 billion tax cut, warning it would result in a debacle like in Kansas after the state's disastrous experimentation with far-right economics.
"I am convinced that federal COVID relief money has created a false economy," Cook told the Arizona Star. "And I believe it's prudent to take some time to ensure we don't send the state off of a fiscal cliff."
UPDATE @RepDavidCook says family's been forced to evacuate. His vote with Dems blocked tax cut - for now. #TelegraphFire https://t.co/LZOq7iotsa
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) June 7, 2021
Cook explained his position on Facebook: