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Final Word: Arizona voters have had enough on Tom Horne allegations

Do you think there are enough investigations into Attorney General Tom Horne right now?

Maybe there actually AREN’T enough, considering the numerous allegations against him, but let’s count.

• The FBI concluded after many months of investigation that Horne was “not ethical, not honest” and “slimy” after having hit a parked car without leaving a note. It should be noted he was wearing a baseball cap and dark glasses while on his way out of his girlfriend’s apartment at the time of the incident.

• The County Attorney is looking into allegations
that Horne has openly conducted his campaign out of his state office, after a former staffer turned over emails, text messages and other office materials. The staffer said Horne has a three ring binder labeled “Border Patrol” that contained all his campaign files. Well, the County Attorney has it now…

• The Secretary of State is ALSO investigating Horne, for essentially the same things.

• Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is still looking into Tom Horne’s 2010 campaign, when it was alleged he illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee.

But that’s not very sexy, is it? Certainly not when compared with the parked car tales.

There are more conflicts of interest here than there should be, even though everyone investigating this particular Republican are also, Republicans.

And those conflicts don’t exist because they would be too easy on Horne, rather, that they can’t stand him because his behavior has been so abysmal.
Here is what is so sad, though.

Its rare that such an investigation by one elected official into another actually has an effect. Such an investigation usually just means a report is issued with findings of misconduct and a call for action. But usually, nothing happens. The subject of the report dismisses the findings and we all move on.

But with Tom Horne, there is SO much smoke that the question is not whether there is a fire, but whether the office building is a total loss.

Ironically, in this case, that office is that of the attorney general, the top law enforcement official in the state.

I have to think that Arizona voters have had enough of an AG who has zero respect for the law.

Let’s save the money all these agencies are spending and simply choose another AG in November. You could choose Felecia Rotellini or Mark Brnovich.

Either way, you will get someone who means what they say when swearing to uphold the office and follow the law.