Using the argument that President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tested positive for the CCP Virus, authorities announced Sunday that they would close the Arizona legislature. They would not grant the request for a special session to elect electors, requested by Trump’s team of lawyers. Giuliani was speaking with Arizona state legislators last week about allegations of voter fraud.
On Sunday night, in response to the state legislature closing news, President Trump’s chief campaign counsel, Jenna Ellis, criticized Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, Fox News reported.
President Trump’s team of lawyers had been lobbying the Arizona legislature for weeks to review the method of electing the state’s electors and cancel the certification of Arizona’s elections.
Recently, attorney Mark Finchem, President Trump’s ally in Arizona, posted on his Twitter account the argument that they are calling on the legislature to review the method of electing voters:
“Article II, Sec 1, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution explicitly confers the power to elect a list of electors on the State Legislature.
Article IIII, the Supremacy Clause, overrides any State Statute that says otherwise.
Governor Ducey says he “did his job. Now it’s time for us to do ours,” Finchem said in an attempt to pressure Arizona officials to revise the method of selecting electors.
Article II, Sec 1, Par 2 of the Constitution explicitly vests the power to choose a slate of electors to the State Legislature.
Article IIII, the Supremacy Clause, nullifies any State Statute saying otherwise.
Gov. Ducey says he ‘did his job’. Now it’s time for us to do ours.
— Mark Finchem (@MarkFinchem) December 4, 2020
A few hours later, Jenna Ellis expressed on her Twitter account her discontent with the legislative authorities of Arizona, who closed the legislature using Giuliani’s contagion as a pretext.
She suggested they avoid doing their job of dealing with lawyers’ claims regarding voters and electoral fraud, using the excuse of public health.
“Absolutely unnecessary. Call Rusty Bowers in AZ and tell him not to use COVID as an EXCUSE!!”
Absolutely unnecessary. Call Rusty Bowers in AZ and tell him not to use COVID as an EXCUSE!! https://t.co/tWoXAVeWFa
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 7, 2020
Rusty Bowers had previously expressed in a statement his opposition to convening a special session in the legislature to address the issue of Arizona’s election law and assured that he would not call it.
It has not yet known where attorney Rudy Giuliani got infected. What is certain is that before meeting with the Arizona legislators, he had two negative tests, according to a Trump campaign statement:
“Mayor Giuliani tested negative twice immediately preceding his trip to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia,” the statement said.