County supervisors unanimously appoint extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

AZ Patriots leader Jennifer Harrison at Talking Point USA Culture War event at Grand Canyon University.
/Photo from AZ Patriots Facebook page

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

And three months before the supervisors voted, Harrison was barred from the Arizona House of Representatives for following a group of students advocating for undocumented immigrants into a private meeting with a Democratic legislator, claiming they were “observing.”

Harrison, the leader of the right-wing extremist group AZ Patriots, was appointed to a precinct committeeman post in April. State law requires the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party to submit names to the board of supervisors to fill vacant precinct committeeman spots, and the board is then tasked with considering those nominees. 

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