PHOENIX — Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs is laughing-off Republican lawmakers who want to investigate the dark-money apparatus behind her inaugural events.
3TV anchor Dennis Welch said during a Sunday sit-down with the governor that a Republican senator “told me last week” the events surrounding her inauguration are “something we might have to look into.” The anchor noted that “it’s not just T.J. Shope” and that other members of the state legislature also “have said that maybe that’s something they want to do.”
Welch was referring to a comment the senator made in early January that Arizonans “have the right to know as a citizen what … kind of contributions they’re getting.”
“I don’t know what they’re trying to chase,” Hobbs responded combatively. “We’ve been above and beyond what’s required by law in terms of disclosure, and so, you know, it’s fine. We don’t have anything to hide.”
Welch pushed back by reiterating that Hobbs and her team “haven’t disclosed the amounts” donated to her inaugural events and arguing that many people want to know: “Why are you choosing not to disclose all that?”
“We have done above and beyond what’s required,” the Democrat responded. “So I — you know, they can chase an investigation, but there’s nothing to investigate.”
You can read more about StopKatieHobbs.com’s investigation into her inauguration here.