Eli Crane


Far-right Republican MAGA extremist member of the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. He assumed office on January 3, 2023. His current term ends on January 3, 2025. Crane ran for election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. Crane is a member of the radical, pro-insurrectionist, "Freedom Caucus".
US Reps. Eli Crane And Andy Biggs’ Votes Put AZ Airports At Risk Over Political Grudge
"After months of negotiations, the US House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a $105 billion package to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and authorized its continuance for the next five years. The proposal also secured priorities of the Biden administration, such as automatic refunds for canceled flights and a prohibition on seating fees that prevented families from sitting together on flights." [ . . . ] "Only a handful of congressional lawmakers voted against the measure, including two of Arizona’s delegates: Reps. Eli Crane, R-Tucson, and Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert. The vote appears to have little to do with air travel and more related to their political opposition to US House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Shreveport. The two voted to remove him from his position as Speaker earlier this month, and have since opposed legislative action that could be conceived as a success for Johnson. But the political vote not to reauthorize the FAA could have had drastic real-world consequences in Crane’s district. The bill included subsidies for essential air services, which help pay for daily roundtrip flights at airports in Page, Prescott, and Show Low. Without subsidies provided by the FAA, flights would be drastically reduced, cutting rural communities off from essential services and reducing emergency response times."
May 24, 2024

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Where Arizona Republicans In Congress Stand On Bill That Could Jeopardize In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatments
"Several Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation co-sponsored legislation that is receiving new scrutiny after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. Republican Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul Gosar and Debbie Lesko co-sponsored the Life at Conception Act, which would give constitutional equal protection rights to the unborn. And Rep. David Schweikert co-sponsored an identical, older version of the bill in 2021. Unlike similar legislation that Republicans ran in the U.S. Senate in 2017, the House bill, which would ban nearly all abortions nationwide, does not include an IVF exception. The proposal is drawing comparisons to a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under a Civil War-era state law that lets parents sue over the death of a child."
Feb. 26, 2024
Kari Lake Expected At Fundraiser Hosted By QAnon Conspiracy Backers

Matt Gaetz, Rep. Eli Crane, Steve Bannon and Kari Lake

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"Kari Lake, the Republican Senate frontrunner, was scheduled Friday to attend a fundraiser hosted by two donors who have expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory known as "QAnon." [ . . . ] "The donors, Caryn and Michael Borland, have promoted the “QAnon” conspiracy theory, a belief system centered on claims made by an anonymous individual known as “Q” that holds that former President Donald Trump is fending off forces of evil within the government, often involving child sex trafficking." [ . . . ] "Freshman Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., posted photos of himself, Lake and former Trump aide Steve Bannon at an event Friday evening."
Feb. 3, 2024
AZ Rep. Eli Crane Hosts Weird Christmas Town Hall In Cowboy Church With Matt Gaetz And Steve Bannon

Matt Gaetz, Rep. Eli Crane, Garrett Lewis and Steve Bannon


"Congressman Eli Crane (R-AZ) once again demonstrated his commitment isn’t to represent all his constituents, but rather to continue to cater to just the loudest and most divisive right-wing voices by hosting a War Room Town Hall meeting with Steve Bannon, and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and fellow AZ Congressman Andy Biggs at the Pinal County Cowboy Church (Casa Grande, Arizona)"
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"Congressman Crane paling around with Steve Bannon and Matt Gaetz is not serving his swing district constituents very well. In this red leaning, but only single digit (Trump +8) district, people want a congressional leader who will bring people together and solve problems. Congressman Crane continues to cater to the extreme right, with little interest in representing the diverse constituency that lives in Arizona’s 2nd congressional district."
Dec. 20, 2023
"Drain The Swamp", J6 Apologist, Trump Loving Congressman Eli Crane Supports George Santos
"Coming as no surprise to anyone familiar with him, freshman Congressman Eli Crane (R), who ran on “cleaning up the mess” in Washington, and who has joined the likes of Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert in pushing hard for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, isn’t actually serious about rooting out corruption or changing the culture in Washington. Instead, he is interested in stoking division, “owning the libs”, and perpetuating corruption as long as it benefits his friends because, in his mind right wing grifters are patriots, and its only liberals and RINOs that can be guilty of crimes, never the extreme right. When he isn’t voting to vacate Kevin McCarthy for being too liberal, he’s busy dismissing the crimes of or making excuses for the J6 insurrectionists, or putting up anti-immigrant Christmas decorations, or waxing poetic about the evils of Hunter Biden. Congressman Crane doesn’t want to drain the swamp; he wants to be on the ownership team that owns the swamp. The distinction may be lost on him, but it shouldn’t be lost on the rest of us. "
Dec. 2, 2023
4 Arizona Republicans Side With The Lying, Cheating Rep. George Santos
"It SHOULD come as a surprise. But this is Arizona, so it doesn’t. The argument made by the likes of Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul Gosar and Debbie Lesko would probably mimic the claims of Republican House leadership. That is: Santos has yet to be convicted in court."
Dec. 1, 2023
These 5 House Republicans From Arizona Voted Against Bill To Keep Federal Government Open
"The U.S. House of Representatives voted 336-95 to pass a two-step government funding bill Tuesday, with five Arizona Republicans opposed to the measure. The Senate has the rest of the week to pass the measure to avert a partial government shutdown on Saturday." [ . . . ] "Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul GosarDebbie Lesko and David Schweikert of Arizona were among the 93 Republicans who voted against the measure. Just two House Democrats opposed it."
Nov. 14, 2023
Former Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez Enters AZ House Race To Unseat MAGA Extremist Eli Crane
"freshman Republican incumbent Eli Crane is best known for referring to African-Americans in the military as "colored people" and for being one of the "Crazy Eight" to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, instead preferring the likes of Jim Jordan or Mike Johnson. Prior to running for Congress, Crane created a 50-caliber bullet bottle opener to open beer bottles, which is more firepower than necessary to pop open a Bud Lite, but Mr. Crane loves guns and bullets as also evidenced by his constituent newsletter which is titled "One in the Chamber" and takes bullet points a bit too literally with sub-headings "Live Fire" "Trigger Points" and "High-Caliber Rounds" introducing constituents to his meager accomplishments in Congress and featuring podcasts with renowned public policy experts---ahem--- like Steve Bannon, Andy Biggs and Matt Gaetz."
Nov. 4, 2023
AZ Clowns Left Congress Unable To Respond To Hamas, Messed Up Presidential Succession, Destroyed GOP
"Arizona clowns bear a disproportionate share of the blame for the current crisis. The U.S. House cannot enact aid to Israel during the unprecedented Hamas attack on civilians, including Americans. Also, they managed to screw up the line of presidential succession during a crisis, leaving the country without a Speaker of the House, second in line to the president. And they have left the House unable to act on Ukraine funding. But as pro-Putin toadies, they might not see that as a problem. Other states had a share of this disaster, but Arizona provided the most clowns in this shit show. "
Oct. 9, 2023
These 5 Arizona Members Voted No On House Deal To Avert Government Shutdown
"Five Arizona Republican members of the House voted against a last-minute deal Saturday aimed at preventing a government shutdown, but the measure passed anyway. Republican Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul GosarDebbie Lesko and David Schweikert were among the 90 members of their party who opposed the continuing resolution, which aims to keep federal spending at current levels for another 45 days while cutting funding to Ukraine."
Sep. 30, 2023
These Arizona Republicans Voted Against A Government Spending Bill, Which Could Mean 19,000 Border Patrol Agents Go Without Pay
"The federal government is expected to shut down this weekend, and 21 House Republicans on Friday rejected Speaker Kevin McCarthy's stopgap efforts to prevent that. Three of those representatives are from Arizona. Reps. Andy BiggsEli Crane and Paul Gosar joined other hard-right holdouts and voted against the latest spending bill."
Sep. 29, 2023
GOP Congressman Goes on Wild ‘Colored People’ Rant on House Floor
Jul. 13, 2023

“Congressional newbie Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) got called out on the House floor on Thursday for using the term “colored people” during a heated debate over his proposed amendment to the national defense bill.


A member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, Crane had put forward an amendment that would prohibit the consideration of “race, gender, religion, or political affiliations, or any other ideological concepts as the sole basis for recruitment, training education, promotion, or retention decisions.”


“My amendment has nothing to do with whether or not colored people, or Black people, or anyone can serve, okay?” Crane said as Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), a Black woman, tried to object. “It has nothing to do with [the] color of your skin, any of that stuff. What we want to preserve and maintain is the fact that our military does not become a social experiment.””

The COVID Vaccine Deniers And QAnon Believers Coming To Speak At The Arizona Legislature
May 23, 2023

"A special committee created by the Arizona legislature to examine the state’s response to COVID-19 will feature a litany of speakers who have spread disinformation about the pandemic, vaccines, spoken at QAnon events and have conspiratorial beliefs about the virus, including believing it will usher in the “mark of the beast.”"

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"The “Novel Coronavirus Southwestern Intergovernmental Committee” will hold two days of hearings on May 25 and May 26 at the Arizona Capitol, during which a string of ostensible experts will tell the state and federal Republican lawmakers on the panel their opinions on the pandemic, and Arizona’s response to it.

The Republican elected officials on the panel include state Sens. T.J. Shope and Janae Shamp, the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee; state Rep. Steve Montenegro, who chairs the state House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Committee; and U.S. Reps. Andy BiggsEli Crane and Paul Gosar."

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"Extremist researchers on Twitter were quick to note that the various groups sponsoring the committee had begun promoting it by the acronym, NCSWIC, which is commonly used within the QAnon community to stand for “Nothing Can Stop What Is Coming.” It most often refers to an unfounded belief that “Deep State” collaborators will soon be arrested."

The video posted by Eli Crane (still frame above) was from the southern Mexican border in 2022. NOT the U.S. border in May 2023 as he implies.

Photo via Twitter. Archived SourceSource

The full video used by Rep. Crane . . .


Rep. Eli Crane Calls World Health Organization 'Corrupt Pawn' Of China
"Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., announced in a video released last week he was a cosponsor of the WHO Withdrawal Act. The bill, introduced by fellow Rep. Andy Biggs, would compel President Biden to cut ties with the World Health Organization. [...] "Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., was one of the original cosponsors to the legislation in 2022 when Biggs sponsored the bill. Beginning with his opposition to the speakership of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Crane has joined Biggs and Gosar to form the far right wing of Arizona's congressional delegation. The three representatives have focused much of their attention on COVID-19, including calling for investigating the U.S.'s response to Coronavirus and Anthony Fauci, the former head of director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who coordinated the country's COVID-19 efforts."
Mar. 28, 2023

A group  of traitors: Eli Crane (left) with other supporters of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.

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Why Republicans Keep Spreading The '87,000 IRS Agents' Lie
"In February, the freshman Rep. Eli Crane of Arizona sent out a fundraising email that highlighted the vote and suggested the Biden administration’s plans to beef up the IRS were now on hold. “We’ve already accomplished so much in this Congress, including suspending outlandish funding for 87,000 IRS agents,” Crane said."
Mar. 3, 2023
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Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-2
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

These Arizona Candidates Still Say Donald Trump Won In 2020, Or They're Not Sure What Happened

The Arizona Republic via The Rose Law Group Reporter

Jul. 15, 2022

"Elected officials and candidates for office in 2022 continue to challenge and question the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona.
The results have been examined and re-examined, challenged in court and in a monthslong ballot review. No evidence has been found of widespread fraud or error in the results.
Yet candidates deny the outcome. Others don't quite go as far. But they raise questions about potential irregularities they say could have influenced the vote and should be examined.
The Arizona Republic is listing candidates by category by the race that they are entered in. This list is not complete and will be updated throughout the 2022 election season.

Election deniers

These candidates in Arizona races deny that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, either in Arizona or nationwide."
US Senate

US House of Representatives


Secretary of state

Attorney general


  • Bob Lettieri, Republican

Arizona Corporation Commission

State Senate

State House of Representatives

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Read the complete article on The Arizona Republic


GOP House Candidates Criticize Federal Relief Funding They Received Themselves
"Eli Crane, a Republican candidate for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, posted on Instagram in December 2020 that he opposed a bipartisan pandemic relief compromise, specifically noting some line items he did not think should be included. He wrote: "27 Trillion in debt. This is the type of wreckless [sic] behavior that got us here in the first place. Coming in dead last are the American People. The collective sell out of America continues... Best part is, who do you think pays for this in the end? How long will the dollar hold it's [sic] value as we continue printing money we don't have?" Bottle Breacher, a business Crane and his wife started and own, took a $69,296.75 PPP loan in April 2020."
Jun. 22, 2022


Eli is a faith-oriented, family man and is pro-life, pro-second amendment, and unafraid to take a stand against cancel culture and the radical left. He is active in Arizona as a brand ambassador for Sig Sauer firearms...

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Eli is a religious fanatic, anti abortion, ammosexual MAGA extremist who, were he able, would have been the band leader for the January 6 insurrection.
GOP lawmakers Will Appear Alongside White Nationalists, Nazi Apologists, At Rally To Support Insurrectionists
"The most recent slate of speakers also includes Republican state legislators Mark Finchem and Wendy Rogers — the former was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the latter cheered on the violent failed coup on social media — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon, and congressional candidates Jeff Zink and Eli Crane."
Sep. 23, 2021

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Veteran In McSally Campaign Ad Supports Waterboarding, Downplays COVID-19
"Before former Navy SEAL Eli Crane was pushing Arizonans to vote for Senator Marthy McSally in a new campaign ad, he was busy defending waterboarding and veterans who commit war crimes. [...] What the ad doesn't mention is the fact that Crane, who makes occasional appearances on Fox News, peddles in a variety of controversial opinions, from defending other veterans accused of heinous war crimes to seemingly dismissing the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic."
Sep. 29, 2020


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