Arizona Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs has gone on a vetoing rampage against bills sponsored by state Republican lawmakers. She remarkably vetoed a law to crack down on manufacturers of the deadly drug fentanyl that injures children.
As Though Her Election Wasn’t Problematic Enough
Hobbs became governor of Arizona with a 0.6 percentage point lead in the November 2022 election. Now, the woke, far-left Democrat appears to be on a vetoing spree, targeting legislation introduced by Republicans, the Tennessee Star reported.
Thus, last Tuesday, Governor Katie Hobbs engaged in new legislative action as she signed into law eight newly passed bills, but vetoed another five.
Bizarrely enough, she made a pro-fentanyl move, defending the lethal narcotics which are increasingly being smuggled into the United States by Mexican drug cartels. In 2022, the US saw more than 100,000 drug overdoses ever, due to the influx of fentanyl.
Arizona’s Democratic governor thus proudly vetoed Senate Bill (SB) 1027, which stipulated more severe punishments for fentanyl makers causing injuries to children.
ICYMI: Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation that would let parents sue schools but escape having to pay legal fees if they lose. It would only promote more litigation, “no matter how frivolous,” she said. https://t.co/hkyWN9DB2R
— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) April 13, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed five bills Tuesday, including one that critics argued would have made having one fentanyl pill amount to intent to sell and another bill that would have removed silencers from the state’s prohibited weapon’s list, via @JerodMacEvoy https://t.co/rJnIhn1iU8
— Arizona Mirror (@ArizonaMirror) April 11, 2023
Katie Hobbs is everything that you mentioned. She stole her election, she is keeping the border open to allow cartels to flood the US with Fentanyl, she is vetoing state legislative laws which threatens AZ sovereignty and also vetoed a budget bill targeting AZ infrastructure.
— zozocarri 🐾 (@zozocarri) February 27, 2023
She’s ‘Out of Line’
The anti-narcotics bill was sponsored by GOP state Senator Anthony Kern of Glendale. Kern reacted in a statement by pointing out efforts not only in Arizona, but all over the United States for the past few decades, to combat the opioid epidemic.
He insisted that an attempt to defend American children from exposure to the deadly drug was “the least” that Arizona’s government could do. The Republican emphasized his draft law was supported by “many Democrats.” Nevertheless, Hobbs went ahead and vetoed it.
According to Kern, her pro-fentanyl actions demonstrate the extent to which her political priorities “are out of line” – as she seems to have killed the bill simply because it was introduced by a Republican lawmaker.
If Hobbs had signed Kern’s bill into law, it would have designated any knowing manufacturer of fentanyl or carfentanil causing injuries to children under 12 as the perpetrator of a “dangerous crime against children.”
That would have carried a life imprisonment sentence.
Katie Hobbs officially vetoed a bill that would protect children from being killed by fentanyl & other drugs. She also vetoed a bill that would label drug cartels as terrorist organizations giving law enforcement more power against them & making punishments more extensive.
— Anubis Reviews (@DoodleHowser) April 14, 2023
A bill passed in the state Senate that would increase the penalty for those convicted of selling fentanyl to someone who dies from it. The punishment? Life in prison, or death. Who wants to bet that Governor Katie Hobbs vetoes this bill?
— Kick Em All Out (@tebohn1962) March 10, 2023