Arizona’s Republican attorney general recently cracked down on crooks who repeatedly interrupted him for failing to aggressively pursue 2020 election fraud cases, telling them the “truth hurts.”
“I know people are upset. But do you know what? We are conservatives. The Constitution matters, “said Mark Brnovich, who is running for the U.S. Senate, during a GOP primary debate in Phoenix on Thursday.
While defending his office’s job of protecting against election fraud, people kept yelling at him, prompting him to say to the audience, “Please respect me and let me complete my answer.”
“If the truth hurts, then just keep quiet, okay?” he added, according to AZ Central and footage of the event posted on social media.
Donald Trump endorsed one of Brnovich’s opponents, venture capitalist Blake Masters, earlier this month. The former president told supporters: “Blake knows that ‘Crime of the Century’ has taken place. He will expose it and also, never let it happen again, ”referring to the Big Lie that Trump’s 2020 election was stolen.
Trump also accused Brnovich of not supporting “clean and fair elections, or law and order” and called him a disappointment because he would do nothing more to fight the results.
Brnovich continued to be respectful of Trump despite several attacks. In response to Trump’s recent criticism, the Brnovich campaign said it intends to win the primary.
“We look forward to working with President Trump to defeat [incumbent Democratic Sen.] “Mark Kelly this fall,” the campaign said. It also added that Brnovich still has “multiple ongoing investigations into the integrity of the 2020 election”.
Shortly after the 2020 election, Brnovich said there was no evidence of an election conspiracy and “there are no facts that would make anyone believe that the election results will change.”
Yet, as he made the court after Trump’s approval for the Senate race, he did a revision of the election. It ultimately found no evidence of fraud that would have changed the results.
Multiple investigations in Arizona, including a widely-criticized Republican review in the state’s largest county, also found no evidence of major election fraud.