Russell Pearce Resigns as AZ GOP's First Vice Chair Because of Sterilization Remarks

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Recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce resigned Sunday night from his position as First Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, following a bruising weekend during which Congressional and statewide GOP candidates, among others, condemned remarks Pearce made September 9 on his weekly talk radio show.

In a press release issued by the Arizona Republican Party, Pearce formally submitted his resignation to state GOP chairman Robert Graham, saying he was doing so for the sake of the party.

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Doug Ducey, Martha McSally, Andy Tobin Join in Condemnation of Russell Pearce

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It was DC London's Sean Noble that got the ball rolling on Saturday, calling on fellow Republican Russell Pearce to "resign or be removed" from his position as first vice chair of the state GOP. This, in the wake of Pearce's hateful comments on the forced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients.

Then came more Rs today, padding down the same river: Arizona Attorney General hopeful Mark Brnovich, GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey, Congressional District 2 candidate Martha McSally, CD 1 Congressman-wannabe Andy Tobin.

Like Noble, McSally called for Pearce's resignation. The other candidates have not. Yet.

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Mark Brnovich Condemns Sterilization Comments by Russell Pearce (w/Update on Doug Ducey and Others Joining Chorus)

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Please see update on Doug Ducey and others joining the chorus of condemnation below.

Republican candidate for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a statement on Sunday condemning remarks made by the Arizona GOP's first vice chair Russell Pearce, in which Pearce proposed the coerced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients.

Calling the remarks "cruel" and "unrepresentative" of the Arizona Republican Party, Brnovich likened Pearce's comments to the "horrors of communism," noting that his mother fled communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s.

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Sean Noble, GOP Strategist, Calls on Russell Pearce to Resign for His Remarks on the Coerced Sterilization of Women

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Influential GOP strategist Sean Noble of the consulting firm DC London is calling on recalled, former state Senate President Russell Pearce to "resign or be removed" from his position as the Arizona GOP's First Vice Chair, because of Pearce's remarks advocating the coerced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients.

"There's nothing conservative about [fascism]," Noble stated via his Twitter account on Saturday. "Pearce doesn't represent Republicans. He must resign or be removed."

Pearce's grotesque remarks came during one of his regular weekly radio broadcast on KKNT 960 AM, while he railed about government programs such as Medicaid.

"You put me in charge of Medicaid," Pearce told one caller, "the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job."

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Bill Montgomery's Anti-Muslim Instructor John Guandolo Calls for Indictment of ACLU for Writing a Letter (w/Updates)

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Note: Please see update below.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's desperate attempt to gin up controversy and milk the just-passed anniversary of 9/11 by employing a controversial ex-FBI agent to teach cops and prosecutors about Muslim extremism has taken a wacky turn.

John Guandolo, the ex-FBI agent who reportedly left the bureau after admitting to an inappropriate sexual relationship with a confidential informant according to several outlets, fired back in his blog today against the ACLU of Arizona and local Muslim groups that are calling on Montgomery to cancel a scheduled a September 19 training session, in which Guandolo is a featured participant.

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Bill Montgomery Doubles-Down on Clown Car of Islamaphobic Crackpots

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During his regular Wednesday press conference, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery reaffirmed his commitment to bringing a crew of Islamaphobic crackpots to town on the taxpayer's dime, supposedly to instruct prosecutors and law enforcement on threats presented by Muslim extremists.

The training session, titled "Understanding the Threat," which is to be held on September 19 at a Tempe hotel, features as a presenter John Guandolo, a controversial former FBI agent who reportedly left the bureau after admitting to an affair with a confidential informant.

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Bill Montgomery's Office Hires "Islamaphobe" to Instruct County Prosecutors on Muslim "Threat"

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The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is sponsoring a training session for its prosecutors and other law enforcement officials on Muslim extremism, taught by individuals described as having an anti-Muslim agenda by various civil rights organizations.

The all-day event, scheduled for September 19 at a hotel in Tempe, is titled "Understanding the Threat," according to a flier advertising the training. It promises the seminar will "cover threats posed to our local communities by Hamas, Hezbollah and Shariah Law."

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Sylvia Allen, Professional Fuitcake, Faces Sane GOPer-Turned-Indie Tom O'Halleran in LD6

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So how does a crazy lady like Sylvia Allen become a member of the Arizona Legislature?

Some dude has to fall off a horse. Literally.

Back in 2008, it was state Senator Jake Flake, uncle of now-U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and former Speaker of the state House, who got bucked from his horse, breaking eight of his ribs and landing him in the hospital.

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Kyrsten Sinema's Vet-Suicide Ad Blasted as "Sickening," "Exploitative" by Challenger Wendy Rogers

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Republican congresswoman wannabe Wendy Rogers has drawn first blood in the general election contest for Congressional District 9, represented by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

This morning, Rogers, who recently whupped ex-ASU quarterback, ex-NFL player Andrew Walter in the GOP primary by an astonishing 21 points, blasted as "sickening" and "exploitative" a TV ad that Sinema currently has running.

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Protesters Chant "Fuck the Police" in Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri (Video)

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It is a true irony that at a time of historically low violent-crime rates in America, so many Americans are critical of police nationally.

According to a recent Pew Research Center/USA Today poll, Americans by a 2-to-1 margin say cops across the country "don't do a good job in holding officers accountable for misconduct, treating racial groups equally, and using the right amount of force."

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