Wednesday, September 22, 2021
A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election. During the meeting recorded surreptitiously last March, Supervisor Steve Chucri suggested two fellow Republican county supervisors opposed the review by Senate Republicans because they nearly lost their own 2020 races. Chucri apologized in a statement announcing his resignation and said he shouldn't have made the comments, adding "the political landscape has changed for the worst this year." "The environment is wrought with toxicity " and all civility and decorum no longer seem to have a place," Chucri said. "The fixation with the 2020 election results and aftermath have gotten out of control."
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