As COVID-19 cases rise in Arizona, elected leaders turn to partisan attacks

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic

Rep. Ruben Gallego

Everyone agrees Arizona is in the midst of a swell in COVID-19 cases. But increasingly, the response from the state’s leaders is sharpened rhetoric falling along partisan lines. 

Democrats and their preferred health experts see a lack of leadership from Gov. Doug Ducey, while Republicans and their preferred experts maintain the state’s numbers are misinterpreted amid ginned-up hysteria.

The back-and-forth has brewed for days, if not weeks, but has intensified as Arizona gains unwanted attention as a national hot spot for the coronavirus.

“We’re heading in the wrong direction, and we have a secondary problem, that we have a lack of leadership coming from the state Capitol,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., during a video conference with reporters on Monday.

“It’s important for members of the public to do their own research & ignore the contrived hysteria from the left & media,” he wrote.


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