Unmistakably sounding like a candidate, Arizona’s term-limited Attorney General Mark Brnovich emphatically stated in this May 7, 2021 press release, “It is illegal and unconscionable for the federal government to force the release of dangerous criminals into Arizona communities when they are required to be deported by statute. Upholding the rule of law and preserving public safety must always come before any political or special interest group agendas.”
In a border state bearing the brunt of Joe Biden’s politically motivated, lenient policies, this is a winning issue. Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris to head up the border crisis investigation on March 24, but she has yet to visit the southern border and laughingly dismisses the topic (video) when questioned by a reporter.
Brnovich has not been complacent regarding Biden’s border leniency. On February 3, 2021, within a month of Biden’s inauguration, AG Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and federal officials over its new administration’s flagrant policy to halt nearly all deportations for 100 days. The Attorney General’s Office, alleging the new policy violates federal law and Arizona’s existing agreement with DHS requested a ruling from the U.S. District Court in Arizona. Federal Judge Susan Bolton denied the request, as reported by the Arizona Mirror.
With a likely under-reported*171,000 illegal aliens having surged through our sovereign Southwest border in March — including “more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors” and “more than 53,000” adults traveling with children — the crisis is explosive.
Despite his actions Brnovich has some fence mending to do with the Trump-supporting Republican base. He stepped out early, before the presidential ballot count was completed, telling Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, “It does appear that Joe Biden will win Arizona, there is no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.” At that point the vote was 49.9% for President Trump and 49.39% for Joe Biden.
There were sufficient questions raised by the slim margin that a ballot recount is currently taking place in Maricopa County, the nation’s fourth most populous county
* It is the leftist Washington Post, after all.