Newly and questionably elected Arizona Attorney General Chris Mayes spoke to reporters last Thursday at a press conference about the massive seizure of fentanyl and other drugs from the Sinaloa cartel.
During the press conference, Mayes completely avoided the only real questions about the southern border from Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson.
Mayes’ election is in question because he won by just 280 votes, despite hundreds of ballots cast for Abe Hamadeh in rural Pinal County. Additionally, multiple election anomalies in Maricopa County resulted in a large number of ballots being questioned. The number of ballots in question exceeds the margin of victory.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit, Chris Mayes was previously shunned by The Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson when asked about the ongoing legal challenges to his election and the discovery of votes in Pinal County.
Chris Mayes shrugs off Conradson when asked why he would hire a vigilante consultant who hates cops to run for Arizona’s top law enforcement office.
Gateway Pundit reported on Thursday, Tempe Police Interim Chief Josie Montenegro, Phoenix DEA Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz and Chris Mayes held a joint press conference to discuss the massive drug seizures in the Phoenix area, including four and a half million fentanyl pills and more than 140 pounds of fentanyl. powder
JUST: “More than 30 million lethal doses” – Phoenix DEA, Tempe police seize more than 4.5 million fentanyl pills, 140 pounds of fentanyl powder, 3,000 pounds of powder meth, 130 kg of cocaine in joint operation
Seizures included 135 kilograms of cocaine, more than 3000 pounds of methamphetamines, 35 kilograms of heroin, 49 firearms and more than $2 million in cash.
In total, the model is worth more than $13 million.
“I want to be crystal clear. The drugs that flood Arizona daily are primarily sourced from an evil entity called the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. said Phoenix DEA Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz.
Chris Mayes called this seizure “The latest A large-scale interagency drug investigation in the Valley.
However, during his speech, Mayes failed to mention that this investigation was ongoing Over three years. It was just political theater before the questionable Katie Hobbs and Chris Mayes administrations opened the southern border further and gave cartels free rein. In other words, Mayes calls this presser “good in the shower” if you will.
Fake News Arizona Central reported, “Also, Mayes called out the Sinaloa drug cartel by name, saying they are ‘bad guys,'” but Mayes didn’t call out cartels or call them “evil.” As seen below and in his speech, which can be seen here, he didn’t mention the cartels until he heard about them in a gaggle of press.
She is arguably protecting the cartels at the expense of Arizona citizens.
As Gateway Pundit recently reported, George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested on Jan. 30 on charges of first-degree murder for killing Gabrielle Kuyen-Butimiya at his Arizona ranch in Kino Springs, outside Nogales, Mexico.
An illegal alien shot by an Arizona rancher who was either a cartel drug smuggler or a scout
According to defense attorneys, Mr. Kelly fired warning shots after seeing a group of men dressed in camouflage, and the rancher later discovered the dead man after going to check on his horse.
George Allan Kelly was warned to shoot himself in the head, the lawyer said.
According to a former border patrol chief, Gabriel Kuen-Butimia may be a cartel drug smuggler.
Kelly was being held in the Santa Cruz County Jail on a $1 million bond, but he posted bail and was released from custody Wednesday. His charge of first-degree murder was reduced to second-degree murder during an evidentiary hearing in court on Friday.
Standing in front of $13 million worth of narcotics from Mexican drug cartels and fielding questions from the media after his press conference, Chris Mayes declined to answer multiple questions from The Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson about the impeachment of George Kelly and securing Arizona’s southern border.
When asked about George Alan Kelly, Chris Mayes responded, “I’ll get back to you.” She again refused to answer before leaving the conference.
Although another journalist told Arizona that “Distribution center for rest of the countryWhen Conradson asked if she was open to using Arizona’s 10th Amendment authority, Mayes responded, “I’m not going to address that right now.”
Chris Mayes isn’t serious about border security or stopping the cartels in Arizona.
Conradson: George Allen Kelly, 73, is facing first-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed an illegal immigrant who trespassed on his property and possibly threatened them. Why is the state doing more to protect the criminals behind you bringing drugs into our country than to protect American citizens?
Mayes: I’m not sure I understand your question and I hope that’s not the topic of today’s press conference.
Conradson: So, you won’t answer the question?
Mayes: I’ll get back to you, but I don’t think that’s the point.
Conradson: You said it was “federal”. [government] Responsibility, “Securing our borders. But, the central government has failed. Why…
Mayes: Actually, I didn’t say that.
Conradson: It’s actually on your campaign website, so you said it.
Mayes: Actually, that’s not what I said on my website. That is not what I have been saying for the past two years. That’s all I said I said that it is primarily the responsibility of the federal government to bring the border under control and I don’t think the federal government has done that. I have criticized the Biden administration for its efforts at the border. I will continue as well. I intend to discuss this with the Biden administration. But, what I see here today is cooperation between the federal government, local law enforcement and state law enforcement. And I think this is a good first step towards solving this problem. But have no illusions. It has been a struggle for decades. It’s a years-long war against this fentanyl, against these cartels, and that includes going after the sources of their money. As you know, I’ve advocated for a track program that would allow us to monitor and know and, and, and understand how these cartels are moving money associated with these drugs into Mexico. The ACLU has criticized me for that and their criticized track, but we need to disrupt their funding sources. And we need to interrupt these drugs Before they come to our families. I think one of the most frightening statistics you heard from my colleagues this morning is how many lives could have been lost if these drugs had been on the street. And that’s why we should pay more attention to this.
Conradson: For example, are you free to use Arizona’s sovereign power to protect millions of lives across the state and country, such as building a wall? Or finish the wall?
MAYES: Uhhhh, again, that’s a federal issue and I’m not going to address that right now.
Conradson: Back to my first question about the 73 year old rancher
Mayes Staff: We are talking about medicines today.
Conradson: I understand that but this is an illegal immigration issue and an insecure border.