Everyone knows that there are some Republicans who never get on board with the rest of the party and have to virtue signal their way into the favor of liberals.
We call these people RINOS or (Republicans In Name Only).
And in a recent email, Donald Trump lashed out at one of them who is obstructing the Maricopa County, Arizona audit.
“Republican Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer, a RINO if there ever was one, is doing everything in his power to hold him the damning Forensic Audit of Maricopa County which has been taking place of the last 90 days,” the 4th President of the United States said in an email to his supporters.
“The people of Arizona are demanding it. Boyer has been nothing but trouble, and nobody knows why. All we demand is Voter Integrity! He is being primaried by a strong and highly respected challenger, former Arizona State Representative Anthony Kern,” he said.
Boyer promptly took to his Twitter to go after Trump right back.
“Had Trump built the wall like he promised, perhaps he could’ve prevented the 40k #BambooBallots from being imported into Arizona. And if he hadn’t started an insurrection in D.C. and gotten kicked off here, I could’ve responded directly to him. So there’s that,” he said.
Had Trump built the wall like he promised, perhaps he could’ve prevented the 40k #BambooBallots from being imported into Arizona 😆. And if he hadn’t started an insurrection in D.C. and gotten kicked off here, I could’ve responded directly to him. So there’s that. pic.twitter.com/elGvwIHca0
— Paul Boyer (@PaulDBoyer) July 22, 2021
Boyer has stood against the audits for a long time, after first supporting them, and efforts have been led by his constituents to get rid of him, but to no avail.
“It makes us look like idiots,” he said to The New York Times. “Looking back, I didn’t think it would be this ridiculous. It’s embarrassing to be a state senator at this point.”
And what triggered Trump recently is Boyer refusing to enforce the subpoena against Maricopa County election officials, The Tennessee Star reported.
State Senator Paul Boyer (R-Glendale) won’t hold Maricopa County election officials in contempt for noncompliance with the Senate’s subpoena for election equipment and materials needed to complete the audit. This was revealed by Senate President Karen Fann (R-Prescott) after Senate Liaison Ken Bennett shared that one of sixteen Republican senators wouldn’t hold the county accountable.
The auditing company, Cyber Ninjas, explained in a hearing last week that they still lack the splunk logs, chain of custody documents, portable media and external drives, router configuration files or data, network diagram, backups of election management data, digital copies of all election policies and procedures utilized, files transmitted for duplicating or spoiling ballots, records of all paper distributed to vote centers, information and guidelines on adjudication of ballots, the total count of all ballots sent to eligible voters on the state’s voter information portal (UOCAVA), and a full backup copy of the database of voter rolls.
“[A]t the moment, and for several weeks now, one of the sixteen senators in the Arizona Senate has been unwilling to hold the county in contempt of the senate, not in contempt of the court,” Bennett said. “Without that sixteenth vote, it’s left to ask and try to re-subpoena[.]”
“Senator Boyer agreed to proceed with the audit but when Maricopa BOS refused to cooperate, Boyer would not vote with us for the resolution of contempt which leaves us one vote short,” Fann said on Twitter.
But Boyer complained that not all of the information had been disclosed to him.
“You told us in closed caucus the ‘audit’ would not cost taxpayers more than 150k and you wouldn’t divulge who you were hiring,” he said. “Had you told us it was an inexperienced, partisan firm, I wouldn’t have been the only one to object.”
You told us in closed caucus the "audit" would not cost taxpayers more than 150k and you wouldn't divulge who you were hiring. Had you told us it was an inexperienced, partisan firm, I wouldn't have been the only one to object.
— Paul Boyer (@PaulDBoyer) July 21, 2021
"Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit." https://t.co/yLFzKYuwa9
— Paul Boyer (@PaulDBoyer) July 22, 2021
“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit,” he said in another tweet quoting The Bible.