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State Senator Wendy Rogers Is Censured By The Arizona Senate For Comments Made On Social Media

Legislative District 6 State Senator Wendy Rogers has been censured by the Arizona Senate for recent comments she made on social media. Rogers was censured for tweets disparaging Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky and U.S. allies amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rogers sent out a tweet calling Zelensky “a globalist puppet for Soros and the Clintons” and accusing Germany of trying to quote, “build the third reich.” She also called for building gallows to kill political opponents. Rogers spoke at the hearing and didn’t make amends for her comments. She said, “I do not apologize. I will not back down.” She adds, “I’m sorely disappointed in the leadership of this body for colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation.” Governor Doug Ducey issued a statement on the vote, saying ““Anti-Semitic and hateful language has no place in Arizona. I have categorically condemned it in the past and condemn it now.” He added, “Picking a side in the fight to protect western democracy is an easy call. It’s Putin versus freedom. I will always side with freedom. I believe any statement supporting Russia’s actions in Ukraine is not only ill-advised, but wrong and dangerous.” The Senate voted 24-3 in favor of the censure. The lone no votes came from Rogers, Nancy Barto and Warren Petersen.