Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vacated her office temporarily last week, leaving Republican Treasurer Kimberly Yee to assume the duties of Governor.
This is normal “in the event of the impeachment of the governor, his absence from the state, or other temporary disability to discharge the duties of the office.”
In 2021, Katie Hobbs assumed power when former Governor RINO Doug Ducey was on vacation out of the country.
The Secretary of State is next in line for succession, followed by the Attorney General.
But the Attorney General and Secretary of State, both Democrats who won a rigged election, apparently weren’t in the state either!
Article V Section VI of the Arizona Constitution states,
In the event of the death of the governor, or his resignation, removal from office, or permanent disability to discharge the duties of the office, the secretary of state, if holding by election, shall succeed to the office of governor until his successor shall be elected and shall qualify. If the secretary of state be holding otherwise than by election, or shall fail to qualify as governor, the attorney general, the state treasurer, or the superintendent of public instruction, if holding by election, shall, in the order named, succeed to the office of governor. The taking of the oath of office as governor by any person specified in this section shall constitute resignation from the office by virtue of the holding of which he qualifies as governor. Any successor to the office shall become governor in fact and entitled to all of the emoluments, powers and duties of governor upon taking the oath of office.
In the event of the impeachment of the governor, his absence from the state, or other temporary disability to discharge the duties of the office, the powers and duties of the office of governor shall devolve upon the same person as in case of vacancy, but only until the disability ceases.
Why was the Treasurer, fourth in line after the Secretary of State and Attorney General, chosen to succeed the Governor’s office?
In a statement to Fox News Digital on Wednesday, Hobbs’ Communication Director Christian Slater explained that Arizona’s constitution requires the Governor to be in Arizona and the next person in line becomes acting governor.
Since Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor and Arizona’s Attorney General and Secretary of State were also out of state, the responsibility fell to Yee.
Fox News Digital is told that under Arizona law, when the governor is out of state, responsibility falls first to the secretary of state, then the attorney general, then the treasurer.
The Gateway Pundit contacted the offices of Katie Hobbs, Kris Mayes, and Adrian Fontes for comment. Attorney General Kris Mayes was reportedly out of state until Friday morning, but later stated that they are unsure where the Democrats all were.
“I have been notified that I will be serving as Acting Governor later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow,” said Treasurer Yee in a statement on September 27, announcing this change but providing no further details as to why.
Katie Hobbs has stood down as Governor?
What the heck is going on in Arizona?? pic.twitter.com/ZtMZneenoh
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 28, 2023
Arizona State Senator Justine Wadsack asked the most important questions here: “Where is Hobbs, Fontes & Mayes? Why did they ALL three relinquish their power simultaneously?”
“Too bad Acting Governor Kimberly Yee didn’t call the Legislature into a Special Session last night! I like to think about the amazing things we could have accomplished,” Wadsack added in a reminder that Katie Hobbs vetoed a record number of bills in her first legislative session and refuses to lawfully appoint directors of state agencies.
Where is Hobbs, Fontes & Mayes? Why did they ALL three relinquish their power simultaneously?
Too bad Acting Governor Kimberly Yee didn’t call the Legislature into a Special Session last night! I like to think about the amazing things we could have accomplished.#Wadsack4Arizona pic.twitter.com/itsJD6vGyc
— AZ Senator Justine Wadsack (@Wadsack4Arizona) September 28, 2023
On Thursday, September 28th, Joe Biden gave a speech in Arizona about the ‘state of democracy’ as Republicans held their first impeachment hearing and exposed his global influence-peddling scheme.
This speech was ironic, considering the fact that the last two elections were allegedly stolen with Biden and missing Democrat State Officials being installed.
Additionally, Biden managed to stay far away from the southern border invasion issue while he was in Arizona.
This begs an important question: why did this happen while Biden was in Arizona?