Katie Hobbs caught “sleeping” on stage at Western Governors’ Association annual conference

PHOENIX — Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs appeared to fall asleep during one of her first formal appearances following the November election.

Hobbs attended the Western Governors’ Association’s annual winter meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, last Wednesday. She posted a photograph from the conference online and claimed to have had a “great discussion” while “counting down the days til I head to the ninth floor.”

But, according to the Phoenix New Times, Hobbs “didn’t utter a single peep during her time on stage,” “was the only one to stay silent” among the attendees, and, in fact, “spent most of the time with her head bowed … appearing to be sleeping.” When asked by the outlet why she refused to participate, Hobbs responded, “Can you have my office schedule something? I’d rather do it that way.”

The communications director for the Western Governors’ Association added, “I don’t know why she didn’t participate.”