PHOENIX, AZ – On March 1st, the Arizona Senate moved to censure Republican Senator Wendy Rogers over allegations of “unbecoming” conduct, predominantly stemming from her recent attendance at the Orlando, Florida, AFPAC event in late February.
All Democrats and surprisingly a majority of Republicans in the State Senate moved to censure Sen. Rogers in a 24-3 vote.
The move to censure Sen. Rogers was largely supported by Republican Senate President Karen Fann, who is among the many Republicans in the senate reciting mainstream media talking points that unduly malign Sen. Rogers.
Taking to the Senate floor during the vote, Sen. Rogers delivered an impassioned address where she called out her colleagues for trying to stifle and silence her freedom of speech.
“Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights we have under heaven, and this censure is nothing more than an attempt to limit my speech. I represent hundreds of thousands of people and the majority of them are with me and they want me to be their voice.
“You are really censuring them. I do not apologize, I will not back down, and I am sorely disappointed in the leadership of this body for colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation. In the end, I rejoice in knowing I do and say what is right and I speak as a free American regardless of the actions of this corrupted process today.”