The Arizona Senate has finally called a full legislative hearing to investigate the irregularities seen during the presidential election.
The legislative hearing, complete with subpoena powers to fully investigate the election irregularities, was initially scheduled to take place in the Arizona Senate Judiciary Commitee on Friday at 9 AM.
As National File reported, the hearing would mark a significant step in the election integrity process. A previous hearing, in which President Trump’s legal team participated, involved multiple witnesses and serious analysis of the election, but did not have the full powers that a legislative hearing could provide, most notably the power to subpoena, and the requirement for sworn testimony.
However, the hearing, called by Senate President Karen Fann, was then cancelled, with no word as to when it would be rescheduled. National File understands the meeting was initially cancelled over coronavirus concerns.
Actually… hearing not going to happen today. More slow walking? Who knows, it is a simple enough request, transparency. And with technology, a virtual meeting can happen. #StopTheSteaI
— Mark Finchem (@MarkFinchem) December 11, 2020
On late Friday evening, the day the hearing was supposed to take place, Fann announced in a press release that the Judiciary Committee Hearing would now take place on Monday morning at 9 AM in order to “address the concerns over election irregularities.”
— AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) December 11, 2020
The announced agenda will include presentations from the Election Day and Emergency Voting Division from Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit, followed by discussion and questions. With the announced agenda, it seems that the Committee will not call anyone from Dominion Voting Systems to be questioned, as had been posited by online commentary.
The moving of the hearing to Monday had been slammed by various Arizona politicians, including State Senator-elect Kelly Townsend, saying that the hearing had basically been made “moot,” as Monday is the deadline that states have for selecting their Electors.
“I cannot begin to describe how utterly disappointed I am with the way things have gone here in Arizona,” Townsend continued. “All I see is obstructionism and failure. I can say that I am proud of the several Legislators who have set to the task. I will long remember this.”
I cannot begin to describe how utterly disappointed I am with the way things have gone here in Arizona. All I see is obstructionism and failure. I can say that I am proud of the several Legislators who have set to the task. I will long remember this.#NotOver#StopTheSteaI
— Senator-Elect Kelly Townsend (@KellyTownsend11) December 11, 2020
The Arizona GOP, chaired by Dr Kelli Ward, has further encouraged Arizona legislators to make election integirty “the TOP issue” in the next legislative session. “We must protect Arizonan’s right to vote. How can we have honest, free, and fair elections if we can’t even count every LEGAL vote?”
Busy upcoming legislative session in Arizona. #ElectionIntegrity must be the TOP issue. We must protect Arizonans’ right to vote. How can we have honest, free, & fair elections if we can’t even count every LEGAL vote? The civil rights issue of our time!@AZSenateGOP@AZHouseGOP
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 12, 2020
Anyone interested in watching the viewing live can do so via this link.