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Yet another case of the GOP at war with itself and sadly, what appears to be some far-right folks who believe that their threats will unite those GOP who to dare listen to their govenor. In Response to Gov. Jan Brewer will veto all bills until Medicaid expansion is passed:
Sounds like a good plan to me. It's also entirely predictable that the thugs come out of the woodwork with threats to legislators.
Threats, vetoes fly as tensions rise over Medicaid expansionThe Republic | azcentral.com Fri May 24, 2013 11:07 AM
Gov. Jan Brewer sent five bills to the scrap heap Thursday in a pointed gesture intended to prod lawmakers into a deal on the budget and her plan to expand Medicaid.
The five vetoes, follow-through on Brewer’s promise to block legislation until her top priorities move forward, capped a tense day that saw some lawmakers receive threats over their support for the plan to provide health care for more of the state’s poor.
In letters explaining her actions, Brewer revealed a growing impatience with the Legislature, which she noted has been in session for 130days and has only five weeks until the constitutional deadline for a fiscal 2014 budget.
“I warned that I would not sign additional measures into law until we see resolution of the two most pressing issues facing us: adoption of a fiscal 2014 state budget and plan for Medicaid,” Brewer wrote. “It is disappointing I must demonstrate the moratorium was not an idle threat.”
Brophy McGee said she was shaken by a voice mail she received when she arrived at her legislative office on Thursday morning.
“It was an obscene, abusive phone call,” she said. The caller, who left the message on Wednesday evening, seemed impaired as he complained about Medicaid expansion. He left a phone number.
Brophy McGee said the call only solidified her resolve to support Medicaid expansion.
Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, another proponent of Medicaid expansion, said she also referred a threatening call to security.
Carter said the gist of the message was: “We’re going to come in and storm your office.”
“I’m getting e-mails saying, ‘We’re going to follow you everywhere you go,’” she said.
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