Wants to silence President Trump, shut down Aug. 22 Phoenix Convention Center rally
Feeling energized after arbitrarily deciding that a Phoenix street name he found offensive needed to go, though the longtime residents who lived there steadfastly petitioned to retain it, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is back, bat in hand. This time he’s taking on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the President of the United States. This big, bad lawyer should know better, but his ego has swelled to the point of enveloping his brain.
Liberal Democrat Stanton has now announced that he’s “disappointed” that President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week. “’It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ Stanton said. In fact, Stanton ludicrously links the visit and request for the president to “delay his plans” to visit Phoenix “as the nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”
Leaving no room for doubt as to his skewed ideology Stanton adds that if Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Arpaio — now 85 years old and potentially facing a 6-month sentence for carrying out his duties — “then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide the nation,” ridiculously claiming a “pardon would amount to an endorsement of racism.” A federal judge ruled that Arpaio’s officers had racially profiled Hispanics, a charge Arpaio denied.
That’s the mantra of liberals, who have taken to heart Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tactic of “never allowing a serious crisis to go to waste.’ He made the statement as chief of staff for Barack Obama.
Radical leftist CD 3 U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (read the linked Jerry Kammer exposé revealing his Saul Alinsky roots) will be leading a band of leftist protesters outside the Phoenix Convention Center. Grijalva once called for a boycott of Arizona, a job killer for his own constituents, many of whom work in the service industries.
Stanton is obviously laying the groundwork for grander ventures, having filed for the position of Secretary of State, often the gateway to the Arizona Governor‘s Office. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 reporting period, he was already sitting atop over a $ half million — $510,150.39, to be exact — though no current donors are listed. Equality Arizona, a local LGBTQ advocacy group, was the recipient of $1,000 for an event table. Don’t be surprised if slippery Stanton ditches the SOS pursuit for an office with more heft. He’s obviously covered all contingencies by naming his campaign “Stanton for Arizona.”
For a memory refresher, wander back to 2011 to see who Greg Stanton actually is.