Journalist’s Roundtable: Wendy Rogers censured
March 4, 2022
Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic, Jeremy Duda of Arizona Mirror and Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services all join Ted to discuss the major topics of the week.
Here are today’s topics of the week:
- Wendy Rogers Censured
- Reaction to Rogers Censure
- Ducey Not Running for Senate
- GOP to Supreme Court: Stop Early Voting
- Early Ballot ID Measure to Ballot
- Defamation Suit vs. Dems
What was done about Wendy Rogers comments?
Twenty four members of the thirty member senate found Wendy Rogers comments unbecoming of a senator, in a very “bipartisan” vote.
Why was Rogers censured?
Pitzl: “A lot because of comments that she made the previous weekend at the America First Political Action Committee conference. She talked about hanging her enemies, bringing out new gallows to scare people, she called white nationalists ‘patriots’, made a lot of antisemitic references, and talked about her admiration of Nick Fuentes.”
Fischer: “The other piece of it had to do with… as they started talked censure, she sent out a message saying ‘I will politically destroy anyone who goes against me’.”
Was the antisemitic and other language even mentioned in the censure?