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Another Radical Left Nominee from Hobbs ResignsBefore Scheduled Confirmation Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

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Thursday, February 29, 2024


Another Radical Left Nominee from Hobbs Resigns

Before Scheduled Confirmation Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee


PHOENIX, ARIZONA— Another radical left nominee from Governor Katie Hobbs resigned today, just hours before his scheduled confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Hobbs appointed Jacob D. Raiford to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. This important position is part of a team of individuals who are responsible for reviewing and recommending judge candidates to the Governor for the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as candidates for the Independent Redistricting Commission.


While reviewing Mr. Raiford's background and qualifications in preparation for today's confirmation hearing, disturbing revelations from his social media activity came to light, showcasing an extreme disdain for conservative public officials and a disrespect for the Senate confirmation process.


"The Constitution requires these nominees to review judge candidates impartially, and with his public displays on social media, I don't know how that can be possible," said Senate Judiciary Chairman Anthony Kern. "It's unfortunate Hobbs once again irresponsibly appointed someone to a position of power who clearly should not be there. In the absence of her conducting due diligence by vetting these nominees before appointment, the Senate will remain the line of defense in protecting our citizens from radical individuals who prefer to be activists for the left instead of serving all Arizonans."





For more information, contact:

Kim Quintero

Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

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