There is a lot about this video update released today from the Arizona Republican Party that triggers alarm bells. Apparently, the Arizona Republican Chairwoman Kelli Ward is not familiar with the process Maricopa County officials and State Senate leadership have agreed to.
Ms. Ward does not know what role the arbiter, mediator or "special master" will play in selecting the group who will provide the Senate with details of the router and splunk logs. Nor is Ms. Ward aware of the ideology, motives and intents of former congressman John Shadegg who has been selected as the "special master" in charge of fulfilling the senate request(s).
John Shadegg was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, serving 16 years before his retirement in 2010 as the Tea Party wave moved in. Shadegg was a close professional ally of Senator John McCain and currently remains close friends with Cindy McCain. In the typical mindset of the ‘Never Trump' GOPe , "Mr. Shadegg, in an interview, said party leaders' crusade against illegal immigration had damaged Republicans statewide and hurt their chances of drawing the growing body of Hispanic voters."