Opinion: Gov. Doug Ducey finally pushes back against Trump and Kelli Ward (and it’s about time)

After remaining silent for three weeks while the integrity of Arizona’s election was attacked, Gov. Doug Ducey has finally found his voice. He should keep talking

By Laurie Roberts  | Arizona Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

As Republican leaders begin Month No. 2 in their quest for evidence that Arizona’s election was stolen, one sane thing happened this week.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey finally found his voice.

Related: Political Notebook: Asked about election irregularities, AZ voters point to saguaros, roadrunners and a suspicious lizard

After remaining silent for three weeks while the integrity of Arizona’s election was attacked, Ducey on Nov. 30 certified the state’s election results — allowing President Donald Trump’s incoming call to go to voicemail as he signed the papers declaring Joe Biden the winner here.

Within hours, Trump predictably turned on the governor who just weeks earlier had earned his effusive praise, tweeting his agreement that Ducey “has betrayed the people of Arizona.”

“Why is he rushing to put a Democrat in office, especially when so many horrible things concerning voter fraud are being revealed at the hearing going on right now,” he added. “What is going on with @dougducey? Republicans will long remember!”

Finally, Ducey fired back

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