“The Democratic Party is mainstreaming a dangerous idea as we speak: defunding the police. And they have already mainstreamed within their party the idea of defunding ICE. This is a dangerous platform that threatens the safety and security of every Arizonan.
“At the same time, the liberal mob wants to curtail your ability to defend your own home by taking away your Second Amendment rights, and will do their best to run you out of the public square if you dare offer a dissenting view to these reckless ideas.
“Mark Kelly has signed up for whatever Joe Biden and his socialist advisors cook up. I will never stand for these dangerous ideas, and my opponent is content to nod along and do whatever they tell him to do. The future of our society is at stake and I won’t put Arizonans in harm’s way to earn the praise of the twitter mob or the media elite.
“I fully support Arizona’s upstanding police forces and the individual officers who protect and serve our neighborhoods. Instead of defunding police, I am advocating to pass the Thin Blue Line Act to increase penalties for cop killing, along with increased funding for COPS and Byrne-JAG grants and direct Covid-related relief to local first responders. Our police officers deserve our thanks, praise and support, even as we all work together to ensure that individual acts of police brutality meet swift justice and the perpetrators driven out of the profession.
“We are at a national crossroads and extreme voices have hijacked the Democratic Party. Our very Constitutional rights are on the line, as is the safety of our communities and neighborhoods. I will support those engaged in peaceful protest and free speech, and I will stand up to the violent mob threatening our cities and citizens. Kelly never will.”