FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Statement on Presentation Given by House Representative Liz Harris
During Last Week’s Election Meeting
PHOENIX, ARIZONA— As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Elections, I want to address a concerning issue that came up during the February 23rd Senate Elections and House Municipal Oversight & Elections Joint Meeting.
Several weeks ago, Representative Liz Harris requested to host an elections presentation before the House and Senate. Both Chambers agreed, and the presentation took place during the above-mentioned meeting in the Senate. As part of the presentation, a speaker invited by Representative Harris alleged that several public officials had violated criminal law.
Any claims as serious as those presented to us should have been immediately turned in to Arizona law enforcement officials and not brought before the Legislature. This was not the appropriate venue to discuss what could potentially be criminal activity.
To our knowledge, none of the people named had charges filed, have prosecutions pending, nor had any convictions made against them. If any of the allegations presented are in fact true and there’s evidence to support these claims, the Legislature most certainly is not the proper authority to pursue charges. We are here to pass laws. The executive is charged with enforcing the laws we pass.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus