Blake Masters: Katie Hobbs is “a complete disaster” already

PHOENIX — Arizona businessman Blake Masters said Sunday that Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs has already been “a complete disaster” and that it’s only going to get “worse.”

Masters, a former candidate for the U.S. Senate, made the comments during a Twitter Spaces conversation with Dr. Andrew Jackson.

“I understand some people are trying to recall Hobbs and I’m not sure that would work, but if it did, man, that’d be great,” he said. “I’m telling you: However bad you think she is, she’s going to be a lot worse. I think her first two weeks in office have been a complete disaster already.”

Masters was particularly critical of a provision in the Democrat’s recent budget proposal that attempts to defund Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. The governor claimed during her first State of the State address that the school choice program will “bankrupt our state” if allowed to continue.

The businessman said that “it’ll be up to guys like [Representative] Austin [Smith] on this call in the state house to block” the Democrat’s dangerous proposals, adding, “Thank goodness we have a Republican-controlled legislature.”

Hobbs established an antagonistic relationship with the state legislature even before taking office. The Arizona Freedom Caucus announced days earlier that it will be challenging the constitutionality of the Democrat’s recent executive order in court, and it is anticipated that lawmakers will be looking into the dark-money apparatus that funded her inaugural events.