Twitter scandal exposes Arizona's Hobbs for 'election misinformation'
Lawmakers are asking for an investigation into the soon-to-be governor of Arizona following Elon Musk's "Twitter Files" leak with journalist Matt Taibbi.
According to internal email documents at Twitter, Arizona Governor-elect and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs conspired with former Twitter officials by allegedly flagging accounts related to election misinformation.
According to an email dated January of last year, the communications director for Hobbs’ office sent an email to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a nonprofit cybersecurity organization, stating they are “flagging” an unidentified profile on Twitter with the subject line of the email: “Election Related Misinformation.”
An unidentified employee in a branch pertaining to the Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was involved. The email was forwarded by a CIS representative to another Twitter employee with the content: “Please see this report below from the Arizona SOS office. Please let me know if you have any questions.”
The response came back saying, “Thank you … both tweets have been removed from the service.” This comes after new Twitter owner Elon Musk released internal company communications which exhibited evidence that conservatives have been previously censored at the request of the Democrats.
'Investigations are coming'
Hobbs defeated Arizona Republican candidate Kari Lake in the gubernatorial race by just less than one point in the November midterm elections. She is due to be certified as the 24th governor by Arizona officials such as the state's current governor Doug Ducey, the state attorney general, and chief justice.
Lake, who allegedly plans on suing Arizona's largest county to overturn her election loss, called the controversial email scandal a “Conflict of Interest, Coercion, Corruption" - the three C's of the American government, actually.
In a video she posted on social media, the defeated candidate said “stay tuned" and added that her intended lawsuit includes “at least one smoking gun” whistleblower and a “team of patriotic, talented lawyers on a legal case to challenge the botched elections... Trust me.”
Following Musk's recent “Twitter Files” leak on the alleged conspiracy between Twitter and Hobbs, lawmakers requested an investigation into the soon-to-be governor of Arizona.
In light of these events, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on Twitter, “SOS of AZ and Gov candidate, Katie Hobbs, used the power of the AZ SOS to collude w/ Twitter to unconstitutionally violate 1st Amendment rights of Americans for her own political gain.”
The SOS of AZ and Gov candidate, Katie Hobbs, used the power of the AZ SOS to collude w/ Twitter to unconstitutionally violate 1st Amendment rights of Americans for her own political gain.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 4, 2022
This is communism and Hobbs can not be governor.
I’m calling for a Federal investigation. https://t.co/NvYpbVDuZZ
Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nehls on Friday urged 'Chief Twit' Musk to expose the names of the government officials involved in the scandal, saying, “Investigations are coming."