Kelli Ward is Corrupt

Original article from 1/6/2020 Republican Briefs by Frosty Taylor

AZGOP chairman Kelli Ward stirred up a hornet’s nest when she fired the Resolution Committee she had appointed after Thanksgiving in Nov 2019.

According to GOP sources, Ward abruptly dissolved the Resolutions Committee on Dec 18, 2019 as the committee reviewed 25 resolutions that had been presented for consideration for recommendation at the upcoming Jan 25 Arizona State Convention. 

PC/committee member Vince Ansel says, “It all began with a nice email received on Nov 27, 2019 from AZ Republican Party Chairman, Kelli Ward stating that I had been chosen to serve on the Republican ‘Resolutions Committee”. The job of this committee is to vote on ‘resolutions’ which would then be forwarded to the State GOP Committee for consideration and a vote on Jan 25, 2020. That vote would set in motion the political platform and goals of the State Republican Party for 2020. Ansel listed the 11 resolutions passed by the 25 committee members in attendance at the Dec 18 meeting before Committee Chairman Russell Pearce was notified by Ward that she had fired the committee mid-meeting for alleged ‘rules violations.’

They had passed resolutions:

1. Strict enforcement of Immigration Law and condemnation of Sanctuary city policies.

2. State support of a well-armed militia to help in defense of our southern borders.

3. The condemnation of ABOR for granting discounted tuition to Illegal Aliens.

4. State defunding of the baby-killing organization known as “Planned Parenthood”.

5. Support of the Electoral College.

6. Strict enforcement of established law prohibiting the hiring of Illegal Aliens.

7. State compliance of laws regarding English as Arizona’s Official Language.

8. Resolution to end the illegal DACA program immediately.

9. Resolution to expand School Choice and increase the number of Vouchers issued.

10. Resolution to denounce “Red Flag Laws” which violate citizen 2nd Amendment rights.

11. Resolution that the AZ Republican Party stand firmly with President Trump.

Follow up e-mails indicate Ward thought the resolutions “too divisive” and that she was forming a new Resolution Committee under a new chairman which has prompted the fired committee members to question whether Ward buckled under press from Doug Ducey.

Chairman Pearce said he had been told that Ducey was pushing hard for “his Gun Confiscation Scheme (Red Flag Laws) which Pearce points out is a “clear violation of the Constitution. The Gov is also a member of ABOR and supports  giving instate tuition to DACA students (in violation of Arizona Law.) Chairman Ward is trying to play politics and NOT do what is right – which is a shame.  But, dismissing me as chairman and the whole committee is deceitful and will backfire on her.” Pearce was nominated for the chairmanship by LD25 Chair Ian.  Peace continued, “This is all politics.  ABOR has been stuffed with Ducey appointments including democrats and Karrin Robson who wants to run for Governor.  The only reason our AG (Mark Brnovich) is going after their abuse of power is because he knows I will if he doesn’t and has stated so to the Arizona Republic. Just like he did when he blasted for forcing him to sue ABOR for giving in-state tuition strictly against the law.”  

Pearce noted, “Resolutions are the party members voice and so she needs to just suck it up and let them win or lose in a vote.  Ward is supposed to be a conservative.  Keep in mind money talks.  Karrin who sits on the ABOR board just took $250K from Ed Robson as Karrin plans to is run for Governor.  This ABOR illegal act deal will blow up in Karrin’s face and she knows it.  The Red Flag laws are a clear violation of the Constitution and due process and should not be voted in by the legislature.  If this party doesn’t stand up for what is right we are in trouble and no better than the Dems and the left.  We need to take a stand. We must get Trump re-elected or we will put our Republic at risk.  We elected President Trump, because he is willing to take on the swamp and take a strong stand on the founding principles of this Republic in spite of the daily attacks by the Media and the Left.   I do not understand why Kelli and the Gov are against English as the Official Language as it is already in our Constitution . Or why they would support an illegal, unconstitutional Executive Order by President Obama and do not want us to demand we end DACA.  Or why she would want to silence the voice of our hard working Conservatives – the back bone of this Party who clearly are opposed to Red Flag legislation, voted overwhelmingly for Prop. 300 to say NO to DACA, and why in the world would they be afraid to out ABOR for breaking the law.  All Politics. Who’s side are they on?

Pearce said, “This whole attempt is to stop resolutions that this Party wants.  They (party members) DO NOT want Gun Confiscation Laws (Red Flag laws) that is Ducey’s pet legislation, they do not want to condemn ABOR for breaking law flagrantly (Ducey is on the Board), they want to protect DACA in spite of the President being in court right now to stop it, and they do not want to support God’s Plan of only two Genders (changed to two sexes).  When I would not violate Robert’s Rules of Order or pander to Ward and Ducey this is when the evil plan started to make sure they did not pass. The Committee was even stacked to stop it, but it failed due to the solid Patriots on the Committee.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but they will do what they can to stop them including cheating and lying.  I am so disappointed on Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we support our own SWAMP.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but she decided to do whatever she had to do to stop them.  In fact Kelli was texting to committee members during the committee vote. I am so disappointed in Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we pander to our own SWAMP.”  

Pearce said Ward sent emails to him and texted members to:

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to stop Red Flag Laws (a gun confiscation scheme)

· “ not to vote on condemning ABOR for breaking the law and their continued effort to violate both Federal and Arizona law (Prop. 300 passed by 73% of Arizonans made it clear NO tax dollars directly or indirectly to DACA or anyone in the Arizona illegally)

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to end DACA, which we all know is a violation of law and an illegal executive order by Obama

· “ not to vote to support God’s Plan of Two Genders (changed to two Sexes) as it was controversial. 

· “ not to vote on enforcing English as the Official Language that the is in our Constitution

When that failed Kelli decided to illegally change the rules. “  -ft

 

Origin of Kelli Ward’s Progressive Tax Plan

In 2016, Ward signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her primary challenge to Senator John McCain, making a written commitment to Arizonans that she would oppose all tax increases. She lost that election but was elected as Party Chairwoman two years later in 2018. Her supporters have long claimed she would remove the RINO-establishment influences from the party. 

“Kelli Ward promised the people of Arizona in writing that she would oppose any and all tax increases. She just called for a sales tax hike that would damage every citizen of Arizona,”

– Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Ward suddenly announced her support behind Senate Concurrent Resolution 1001 and House Concurrent Resolution 2024. If approved by the legislature, would raise $1.1 billion  dollars to education through a new sales tax. A move which has shocked her closest supporters into open rebellion.

The AZGOP is bankrupt. The Jonathan Lines and McCain donors have withheld their funds and are acting independently since she took office. Ward has had great deal of difficulty in finding replacements for the upcoming elections. Rumors have been circulating that she was convinced to support this bill to gain favor with the remnants of the RINO establishment. Rodney Glassman is a former Democrat who ran against John McCain in 2010 for the Senate. After it was discovered that Glassman forged ballot signatures, plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation, and ruined his reputation in the Democratic Party, he switched to the GOP and was embraced by Jeff Flake cronies like Bill Montgomery. Glassman, who is a trust-fund millionaire, pushed for a double digit tax increase for the last two years. 

According to State Senator Vince Leach of District 11, Glassman organized a fundraiser with Ben Carson, Leo Beus, and Paul Gilbert in exchange for Ward’s support of the tax increase. 

(Update 5/21: According to FEC Reports, Glassman donated $2,000 YTD to the AZGOP, most recently on April 18th just a week before the Ben Carson Fundraiser)  

During the 2016 Corporation Commission race, Glassman raised twice the amount of any other candidate totaling $767k. $200k of which was donated by himself. Glassman is reported to have used Union and Planned Parenthood money from his 2010 campaign, money that was suppose to have been returned.  

Glassman is associated with several organizations like Lucha AZ, an open borders advocacy group. As well as a family PAC called the Arizona Stronger Universities (ASU) that was seed funded by his wife with $26k. She is still a registered Democrat. It’s not a stretch of the imagination that the PAC takes money from unions and then applies it to his campaign.

Why would Ward do this? All sorts of ridiculous explanations have been thrown around. “To expose the left’s agenda, and put people on record for supporting a tax increase while giving into the demands of the education unions.” As some form of 4th Dimensional Chess. The Ward sycophants need to wake up and start holding her accountable. This isn’t gaining any favors with the left, Joe Thomas, the head of the Arizona Education Association teacher’ union, called Ward’s tax increase “Too little. Too late.” No amount of money will make up for the base abandoning her leadership. You are not going to gain supporters by trying to outspend Democrats either. 

Ward has a terrible record when it comes to criticism by unfriending and blocking Republicans on social media.  Perhaps its time for Republicans to rebuke her and start looking for a replacement.

Former state legislator Frank Antenori provided an impassioned history lesson about Arizona politics

Juanita Broaddrick

In 1999, Juanita Broaddrick burst into the public consciousness when she accused President Bill Clinton on national television of raping her in 1978 when he was the Arkansas Attorney General and running for Governor. She was a registered nurse and nursing home owner at the time. The NBC Dateline interview was suppose to air during President Clinton’s impeachment trial, but was held by NBC until the hearing was over.

She has now written a book, “You’d Better Get Some Ice On That”, telling her story of survival from the assault at the hands of the future President to the veiled threats by a seemingly complicit presidential wannabe, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Juanita lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She has been interviewed numerous times in the last two years by Sean Hannity, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Laura Ingraham of Fox News, Jake Tapper and SE Cupp of CNN and Aaron Klein of Brietbart. She was also a guest of President Donald Trump at the 2nd presidential debate in 2016, along with other victims of Bill Clinton.

On February 28th 2019, College Republicans United hosted Juanita Broaddrick at Arizona State University

Response to Gilbert Sun

In response to an opinion piece to the Gilbert Sun – https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/gsn_0217_11c1fac0144dfa/22

I’m a 29-year-old ASU student majoring in healthcare compliance and father of two boys. I’m the Vice President of College Republicans United at ASU and also am pursuing to become a Precinct Committeeman for LD12.

First off, so-called “man-made climate change” is nothing more than an attempt at population control engineered by the UN. Since when does the UN dictate American policy? It’s high time the UN lose the United States as a participant for the sake of maintaining national sovereignty here at home and more hardworking American families keep their hard-earned tax dollars. Please don’t insult our intelligence and say global warming is caused by humans giving off more carbon dioxide, that is junk science.

A Green New Deal will only increase the federal government’s control over our state’s resources and would require a tremendous increase in tax dollar spending. Contrary to Al Gore in 2006 in his An Inconvenient Truth, the polar ice caps still remain and the polar bear population has increased, rather than decreased according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation from 22,500 to about 30,000 in the span of 12 years. Now THAT is an inconvenient truth!

Contrary to the progressive narrative that the sky is falling and we’re running out of fossil fuel resources, the opposite is the truth. According to the Institute for Energy Research, both Alaska and Texas continue to discover new resources amounting to over 2.5 billion barrels of oil and 75 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas beginning in 2016. What do these increases in domestic oil and natural gas reserves mean for us? According to a 2017 article in Bloomberg, “By 2025, the growth in American oil production will equal that achieved by Saudi Arabia at the height of its expansion, and increases in natural gas will surpass those of the former Soviet Union, the International Energy Agency predicted. The boom will turn the U.S., still among the biggest oil importers, into a net exporter of fossil fuels.” In other words, fossil fuels in America will not be completely depleted for many, many years to come, arguably well beyond our lifetime.

What investment would you, the Gilbert taxpayer, wish to see fulfilled: an updated  US-Mexico border wall protecting you and your families for roughly $5 billion, or hundreds of trillions of dollars to implement Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal? Let’s face the real facts, the majority of American citizens continue to NOT want to be taxed to death to produce the futuristic “green utopia” of the Democratic-Socialist Party!

-Matthew Northway , Vice President of College Republicans United