Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ Campaign Office Burglarized

The campaign headquarters of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is running for governor, was burglarized on Tuesday, CNN reports.

Phoenix police responded to a burglary call on Tuesday afternoon, Sgt. Phil Krynsky told reporters.

He said items were taken during the burglary but did not specify what they were.

Phoenix police said that an arrest was made but did not identify the suspect.

The Hobbs campaign told CNN that surveillance video shows a man breaking into the building.

The Hobbs campaign has not been able to get a full inventory of what items were taken, a source told CNN.

Hobbs responds:

Hobbs campaign manager Nicole DeMont told CNN that “Secretary Hobbs and her staff have faced hundreds of death threats and threats of violence over the course of this campaign. Throughout this race, we have been clear that the safety of our staff and of the Secretary is our number one priority.”

“Let’s be clear: for nearly two years (Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee) Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit,” DeMont continued. “The threats against Arizonans attempting to exercise their constitutional rights and their attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation.”

Lake pushes conspiracy theory:

Lake on Wednesday suggested that Hobbs was lying about the incident.

Lake said the report “sounds like Jussie Smollett part two,” referring to the actor’s false claims that he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019.

Asked if the incident was the “direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation” by her and her allies, Lake called the statement “absolutely absurd.”

“And are you guys buying that? Are you really buying that?” Lake said, before launching into a lengthy attack on the media.


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