Wendy Rogers  

 
Far-right Republican extremist serving as a member of the Arizona State Senate from the 6th legislative district. Elected in November 2020, she assumed office on January 11, 2021. Rogers was a member of the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1996. An outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, Rogers led a successful primary challenge in 2020 against incumbent Republican state senator Sylvia Allen and defeated Democrat Felicia French in the general election. She had previously made five unsuccessful campaigns for public office. Since her election, Rogers has emerged as a divisive and controversial figure, embracing inflammatory rhetoric including the white nationalist Great Replacement conspiracy theory, and appearing on TruNews. Rogers is a member of the Oath Keepers, an alt-right anti-government militia whose members took part in the 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection. In March 2022, the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate censured her for remarks she made at the America First Political Action Conference.
Mark Finchem & Wendy Rogers Are 'Honored' To Be Endorsed By Gab Founder, A Prominent Antisemite
Two Arizona Republicans are trumpeting an endorsement from Andrew Torba, the CEO of far-right social media platform Gab, who said earlier this month that Jewish people aren’t welcome on Gab — and should be exiled from the conservative movement altogether.
Jun. 29, 2022
Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate District 7
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 8: Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.*
Candidates' Position: Support
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.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Wendy Rogers Wants To Put 1.3 Million Americans Out Of Work
After vowing to create jobs, Arizona state senator Wendy Rogers said she intends to put more than 1 million Americans out of work. Federal employees, specifically. And Arizona has a lot of ‘em. Rogers promised it would be a “fed boy summer” in the wake of a racist mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in May. Political observers said Rogers was employing the debunked trope that the attack was a false-flag operation, kindling her apathy toward the federal government. Attention all fed boys: Enjoy your summer while you still can. The first-term Republican from Flagstaff made her stance on fed boys crystal clear in a tweet on Monday. And yes, "fed boy" indeed means the federal government, her attorney Tim LaSota confirmed in a June 17 report from the Arizona Senate Ethics Committee.
Jun. 29, 2022

Jun. 24, 2022 Source

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Arizona Senate To Investigate Wendy Rogers Over Social Media Post On Buffalo Shooting
"The Arizona Senate will investigate a social media post from state Sen. Wendy Rogers that suggested the shooter in a mass killing in Buffalo, New York, last weekend was a federal agent and part of a federal conspiracy. The Senate voted 24-3, with three members not voting, to move forward with an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. The committee will now examine Rogers' remarks "relating to the Buffalo shooting as inappropriate of an elected official with this body.""
May 1, 2022
Racist Republican Lawmaker Claims White Supremacist Buffalo Shooting Was False Flag
After an 18-year-old uploaded a racist manifesto before targeting Black people in a mass shooting, the shooter’s fellow racists are scrambling to obfuscate the truth.
May 15, 2022
Wendy Rogers Is Exporting Her Political Merde To France
" Not content with peddling election fraud conspiracy theories stateside, Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers is now exporting her own brand of Nutella to France, which ended its presidential election on Sunday. That night, Rogers regurgitated a trope about stolen elections on Twitter. That's not news for the first-term Flagstaff Republican, but this time, she wasn’t talking about Arizona or the United States."
Apr. 27, 2022
Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers Opposes Free Speech For 'Satanic Demons'
"Free speech is a concept Rogers will never understand, mostly because she only wants it to be free for those with whom she agrees."
Apr.15, 2022

Show Me The Money, Wendy Rogers. Most Of Her Campaign Money Comes From Beyond Arizona

Mar. 23, 2022

 
"This fall, Nick Jongebloed, a wellness coach out in Lewisville, North Carolina, began to pay attention to one particular lawmaker in Arizona — Wendy Rogers.
 
He had no connection to the state. But he was captivated by her social media crusades on voter fraud and believed Rogers when she said that she was fighting for a “movement” beyond just Arizona. He became a $15-a-month contributor to her campaign.
 
As Arizona’s high-profile, far-right state lawmaker begins her campaign for re-election, Rogers has plenty of money in her political war chest.
 
Much of it comes from people like Jongebloed: small-time donors with little connection to Arizona but are devoted to Rogers’ platform. A Phoenix New Times analysis found that donations came from every state in the country, spiking when Rogers appeared on far-right podcasts or collected endorsements.
 
This following has given Rogers significant resources, despite being rebuked and censured by her colleagues in the Senate in recent weeks. This, despite her refusal to apologize for increasingly unhinged comments, which critics say often tacitly endorse white nationalism and racist conspiracies."

It Took Her 10 Years To Win Office. Now, Wendy Rogers Is On The National Radar With Her Hard-Right Incendiary Rhetoric

Mar. 11, 2022

 
"Wendy Rogers always has been a hard-edged conservative political candidate, taking extreme positions on abortion, LGBTQ rights and other issues that have raised concern among left-leaning voters and Democrats.
 
Rogers took a harder right turn in the Trump era and finally won political office in 2020 after 10 years of trying.
 
As a state senator for Flagstaff and part of northern Arizona, she’s been pushing for extreme changes to the election system that have caused even some Republicans to recoil, like eliminating mailed ballots for most voters.
 
But that’s not all that changed after she gained office
 
Rogers, 67, turned up the heat. She became far more prolific on social media as her fandom grew, and her rhetoric grew bolder — and meaner. She’s turned into one of the state’s greatest dividers, with her statements recently going too far for most of her Republican peers in the state Senate.
 
Most of them voted with Democrats on March 1 to censure her.
 
The historic action came amid criticism of Rogers for appearing via video at a Florida conference hosted by Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier who attended the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017 and rallied his followers on Jan. 6, 2021, to storm the Capitol and overturn the presidential election results. In the video, Rogers grinned as she spoke of convicting, then hanging, political enemies.
 
"If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them, and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll make an example for these traitors who have betrayed our country," she told the group. "They have yet to be justly punished for the crimes they have committed.”
 
She heaped lavish praise on Fuentes, who infamously compared Jews to cookies in an oven in an October 2019 web broadcast, saying the "math" adds up to "only 200,000 to 300,000 cookies," not 6 million, and made other antisemitic remarks.". . .
Arizona Lawmaker Speaks To White Nationalists, Calls For Violence — And Sets Fundraising Records
"Midway through a white nationalist’s conference in Orlando last month, one speaker drew applause calling for gruesome violence against “traitors” after excoriating critics of the “honorable” Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and proponents of the “bioweapon” coronavirus vaccine. “We need to build more gallows,” the speaker said, adding that such a deadly fate would “make an example of these traitors who’ve betrayed our country.”"
Mar. 8, 2022
 

 

 

Arizona Business Leaders Distance Themselves From Sen. Rogers

"PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The state’s top business group is done with Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO said Friday that she’s unfit to serve in office and unfit to get any more of their money."

Mar. 4, 2022

 

 

Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers Censured By Senate After Calling For Public Hangings, Attacking Ukraine's President

March 1, 2022

 
"Republican and Democratic state senators joined together Tuesday in a historic vote to censure Sen. Wendy Rogers following violent and discriminatory comments she made to a white nationalist conference and on social media attacking the president of Ukraine.
 
Thirteen Democrats and 11 Republicans voted for the censure language read on the Senate floor. It was the first time in three decades senators publicly censured one of their own members, and the move was applauded by Gov. Doug Ducey — who just days ago was criticized for his support of Rogers.
 
Rogers engaged in “conduct unbecoming of a senator, including publicly issuing and promoting social media and video messages encouraging violence against and punishment of American citizens and making threatening statements declaring 'political destruction' of those who disagree with her views. The senator from District 6 has damaged the reputation of the Arizona state Senate by her actions," Sen. Rick Gray said, reading the censure motion."
 

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"Rogers, R-Flagstaff, was the first to speak about her censure, citing a "corrupted process" and painting the issue as one of First Amendment free speech rights. She slammed her peers for "colluding with the Democrats to attempt to destroy my reputation."
 

"I do not apologize. I will not back down," she said."

Some In GOP Repudiate Sen. Wendy Rogers After Comments Calling For Executions, Attacking Ukraine's President
"The country is "forcibly vaccinating people with a bioweapon … it’s criminal!” she said. “When we do take back our God-given rights, we will bring these criminals to justice. We need to build more gallows. If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them, and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll make an example for these traitors who have betrayed our country. They have yet to be justly punished for the crimes they have committed.” On Twitter, Rogers also posted over the weekend that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy "is a globalist puppet for Soros and the Clintons," naming the Democratic mega-donor George Soros and the political dynasty. In another post, she claimed "half of the combat footage of Kiev out there is from a video game." She said she refused to spell the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv, saying Kiev was the preferred "American spelling.""
Feb. 28, 2022
Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers Calls On Holocaust Denier To “Run For Office”
"Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, who spoke at last week’s white nationalist America First Political Action Conference, called on white nationalist and Holocaust denier Vincent James Foxx to “run for office.” Rogers also recently forwarded a piece from VDare, a white nationalist website that is dedicated to warning readers about the supposed dangers of nonwhites. Foxx is a white nationalist streamer and writer. He is also a Holocaust denier who has said that “the Holocaust is weaponized” against white people"
Feb. 28, 2022
 

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The ‘Groyper Army’ Is Looking To Make White Nationalism Mainstream. It Has Key Allies In Arizona Politics

"The Republican state senator was clear in what she wanted in a recent post on Telegram, the encrypted messaging app that has become a haven for far-right politics and extremists. “Dear Groyper army, please hit Ron Watkins. Love, Wendy,” she wrote. State Sen. Wendy Rogers was asking her fans and allies in the “groyper army” to go after the QAnon conspiracy theorist turned Congressional candidate because he had alleged Rogers, who has built her political brand on spreading lies about the 2020 election, was involved in some sort of “backroom deal” that was preventing Splunk logs and routers from being examined for alleged election fraud. There is no evidence of such a backroom deal."

Feb. 22, 2022
Shame On Every Republican Who Voted To Sabotage Arizona's Schools
"It’s not surprising that our leaders finally broke down and agreed to allow the public schools to spend money that’s already sitting in their bank accounts – money the Legislature appropriated last June. What is stunning is that 20 Republicans – 14 in the House and six in the Senate – actually voted to stiff the schools and to heck with the impact on the one million Arizona children who attend them."
Feb. 22, 2022

Republican Lawmaker Basically Begs Anti-Vax Truckers To Blockade The Super Bowl

Feb. 7, 2022

 
For the past 11 days, hundreds of protestors, many of whom are driving big-rig trucks have occupied Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, blocking streets and disrupting the city with raucous demonstrations. These trucker protests, led by the so-called “Freedom Convoy” now besieging Ottawa, began after the Canadian and U.S. government enacted a rule requiring cross-border truckers to be fully vaccinated in order to get into either of the two countries.
 
The protests, like massive, heavily polarized movements are wont to do, spiraled into a wider, incoherent demonstration against public health measures as a whole. And now, they may be coming to the U.S. 
 
Analysts watching right-wing chatter on apps like Telegram have recently seen an outpouring of organizing around direct actions similar to Canada’s trucker protests, which spread from the Ottawa occupation to large disruptive actions across the country, including at a border crossing to the U.S. in Alberta. In particular, some right wingers seem to be plotting to shut down the Super Bowl this weekend. Trump megafan and Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers took up that mantle yesterday, giving us this particularly bizarre take:
 

If truckers shut down the Super Bowl it would partially be payback for Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling.

— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) February 7, 2022

 

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Arizona Lawmaker Wendy Rogers Tops Advocacy Group's Extremist Politician List
"Rogers routinely shares inflammatory messages, and appears on web shows affiliated with alleged White Nationalist and anti-Semitic hosts." [...] The first-time state lawmaker routinely rails on social media against what she calls “cancel culture” with incendiary tweets that appear intended to shock. “Merry Christmas to Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, the Washington Redskins, and the Land O Lakes Indian – all whom the racist communists have cancelled,""
Jan. 27, 2022

Wingnut Wendy Rogers 2022 Anti-Trans Bills

 
Senate Bill 1045 would penalize school personnel, from principals to counselors, if they encourage a student to withhold their transgender identity from their parents, or if the school official withholds such information from the parent. It also would make it a felony for a physician to do any kind of gender-altering treatment on a minor.

Senate Bill 1046, also sponsored by Rogers, is similar to the bill the Judiciary Committee approved earlier Thursday. It would allow any student who challenges their assignment to a team to appeal the decision if they present a doctor's testimony establishing the student's gender based on the student's internal and external reproductive organs, a genetic analysis and the student's testosterone levels.

Jan. 20, 2022, Source

Arizona Lawmaker Retweets Push To Celebrate Confederate Generals On MLK Day, Days After Speaking At Trump Rally
"Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-AZ) retweeted white nationalist Scott Greer on Monday calling for celebrating Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Greers’ call to celebrate Confederate generals came on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in an apparent message to his supporters that he believes in the tenants of the Confederacy over those the slain civil rights leader. Rogers retweeted the controversial message just days after she spoke at former President Donald Trump’s rally in Florence, Arizona. “Arizona is a red state,” Rogers declared during the rally. “We are not turning purple.” The Arizona lawmaker, who has embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory and pushed allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, also led the crowd in chanting “decertify” during the rally."
Jan. 17, 2022

Trump-Supporting Arizona Politicians Push Election Lies At Florence Rally

 
"Kari Lake, a former TV anchor who's running for governor, began her speech with the theme of some of the other speakers, praising America under Trump and listing its problems under Biden. As did others, she called Trump “president” and slammed the 2020 election as “rotten to the core.”"

[...]

"We are so blessed to have Donald Trump with us here today. We know the election was stolen,” state Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, said when she took the stage, echoing the sentiments of other speakers and crowd members, who cheered her in response."

[...]

"Like-minded Trump supporters in the Legislature included speakers at Saturday's rally such as Rogers, Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, and former representative Anthony Kern, who's running for the state Senate."

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"“They attacked Donald Trump because he exposed them and their evil deeds,” said Finchem, who's running for Arizona secretary of state, a position that oversees state elections."

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"On Dec. 14, 2020, Kern and 10 other Arizonans, including state GOP Chair Kelli Ward and Rep. Jake Hoffman, R-Queen Creek, signed a document that was sent to Congress. All 11 people were listed on the general election ballot as the would-be electors for Trump."

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"Borrelli pushed back on the fact that the belief in widespread election fraud that stole the presidency from Trump in 2020 was a “conspiracy theory.” He said there was indeed a conspiracy, but he claims "it’s not a theory.” He said the problem was “obstructionists” who oversee elections at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and in Maricopa County. Borrelli said that many of his peers in the Arizona House and Senate were behind him and other election deniers and that they were going to “tighten up the loopholes that these commie (expletive) have exploited.” The crowd cheered as Borrelli claimed that the “shamestream media” were hiding facts like “ghost voters” he said were found to have voted in Pima County in 2020. Pima County election officials deny there were any widespread problems with the election."

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"Arizona Republican U.S. Reps. Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, the latter two national leaders in the spread of falsehoods over the 2020 election, also spoke at the rally"

Jan. 16, 2022

Arizona's Kookiest Senator Just Made A $2.5 Million Statement About The Future Of The GOP
"Rogers is perhaps the kookiest person ever to sit in the Arizona Legislature (and that is saying something). She spent a decade trying to convince Arizona voters to send her to Congress, going so far as to baselessly accuse a Republican rival of having ties to a sex-trafficking ring in 2018. When that didn’t work, she moved from her home in Tempe to a travel trailer in Flagstaff in 2020, hoping to land a spot in the state Legislature. She spent more than a million dollars to win her seat in 2020, running a slash-and-burn campaign against then-Sen. Sylvia Allen. Rogers actually charged that Allen, one of the Legislature’s most conservative members, was “not conservative enough.”"
Jan. 13, 2022

On the one year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, this traitor had this to say on Twitter:

Close-up of Wendy Rogers' Twitter icon, Source

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Two Draconian Anti-Trans Bills For 2022 Session
"The author of both proposed measures is Republican state Senator Wendy Rogers (R-SD6), an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and a member of the Oath Keepers, an anti-government militia organization whose members took part in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. This past Fall in October 2021, Rogers spoke at a QAnon-linked political conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rogers first measure, Senate Bill 1045 would prohibit medical procedures that affirm the gender identity of children and teens who are transgender. The law would ban medical professionals in Arizona from performing gender affirming surgeries on Trans minors and also would forbid prescribing testosterone to Trans male youth or estrogen to Trans female youth who are under 18. Any Health professional found guilty would be convicted as a Class 4 felony offender, with a prison sentence of one to three years. Her second measure, Senate Bill 1046 would restrict transgender children from participating in sports at public and private schools, community colleges and universities. The measure would divide all interscholastic and intramural sports teams into male, female and co-ed teams “based on biological sex."
Dec. 29, 2021

Arizona GOP State Senate Idiot Tweets Most Racist Christmas Pageant Ever

 
"Wendy Rogers, the QAnon-loving GOP state senator from Arizona, was born in 1954, but apparently has a mad crush on confederate general and second place war finisher Robert E. Lee. She tweeted on November 2 that Virginians should go elect some lousy Republicans and “make General Lee proud.” Robert E. Lee is dead and incapable of feeling pride in hell.
 
And on Christmas Day, Rogers tweeted a photo of Lee wearing a photoshopped Santa hat, as well as this unhinged message that reminded her followers of the racist reason for the season."

Dec. 27, 2021

 

Merry Christmas from a traitor.

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Wendy Rogers’ Holiday Wish: Bring Back McCarthyism
"Wendy Rogers is at it again, spewing obscene statements that rattle most people in the sane world."
Dec. 22, 2021
Arizona GOP Senator Wendy Rogers Praises QAnon Podcast Host Pushing Election Fraud Claims
"Republican Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers praised a QAnon podcast host for continuing to push baseless election fraud claims. Rogers joined Zak Paine on a Saturday live stream on the RedPill78 podcast where they both pushed claims the 2020 Presidential Election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump."
Dec. 20, 2021
Republican Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers Trolled After Saying Kiwis Are Emailing Her About Jacinda Ardern And Covid Camps / New Zealand Herald
"Kiwis on Twitter have come together to respond to a Republican senator in Arizona, US, who says she's been receiving "a lot of emails" from New Zealanders complaining about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and "Covid camps" in New Zealand. Wendy Rogers, a conservative senator from Arizona, says the emails are coming from Kiwis "who are glad I am speaking out against their commie prime minister". The politician went on to imply New Zealand has "Covid camps" and called Ardern a "nut job"."
Dec. 18, 2021
QAnon AZ State Rep: “Be More Like Joe McCarthy”
"Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted a photo of late U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy on Saturday, with text encouraging people to follow in his footsteps"
Nov. 29, 2021

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Again displaying her homophobia and tiny mindedness in her support of the

Family Research Council and it's President, Tony Perkins

 

 

From the article...
 
"Family Research Council President Tony Perkins rebuked the Republican National Committee (RNC) and its chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, for forming a "Pride Coalition" with the LGBT Log Cabin Republicans on Saturday, stating that the LGBT agenda is "incompatible with religious freedom and parental rights."
Kyle Rittenhouse Is An ASU Student, He Says At Murder Trial
“The more I see Kyle Rittenhouse,” Arizona Sen. Wendy Rogers wrote on Telegram, a messaging app, on Wednesday, “the more I love him.” She added that the shooter represents “everything good about America.
Nov. 10, 2021

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Stupid Arizona QAnon Idiot Has Racist Thing To Say About Virginia Elections
"Wendy Rogers is the QAnon-loving GOP state senator from Arizona who really got excited when she heard about the Arizona frauditors scanning the ballots for secret bamboo, because that's how stupid she is. She wasn't even trolling. She thought it was so cool that the frauditors were examining ballots like that, to find out if China had secretly sent a bunch of 'em to Arizona on Joe Biden's behalf. Anyway, she's also a vile racist, if this tweet she sent about Virginia's elections today is a reliable barometer for such things, and if the bamboo thing didn't spoil that surprise for you."
Nov. 2, 2021

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GOP Legislators Spoke At A QAnon Convention Chock Full Of Conspiracies And Hate
"Four Republican members of Arizona’s state legislature attended a QAnon convention in Las Vegas over the weekend that included speakers from the fringe of the conspiracy world as well as antisemitic imagery."
Oct. 28, 2021

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Arizona GOP Lawmaker Melts Down Over Reports Superman's Son Will Be Bisexual -- And It Hilariously Backfires
"This twist on a fictional superhero was evidently too much for Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, who immediately took to Twitter in outrage."
Oct. 11, 2021
Arizona Republican Has A Meltdown After Audit Liaison Tells Congress That Biden Was The Legitimate Winner
Oct. 8, 2021

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Wendy Rogers: Omen 7

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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
Sen. Wendy Rogers Cues Up The Crazy (Again) With Her Latest Call To Decertify The Election
"Sen. Wendy Rogers declines to cite a law that would allow Arizona's election to be decertified. But then, who needs laws or facts or an audit run by unbiased people with actual expertise?"
Sep. 22, 2021

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Arizona Senator Decries Labor Day As 'Communist Holiday'
"Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers has suggested that the Labor Day celebration is in fact a "Communist Holiday." [...] Labor Day was first celebrated in New York in 1882, although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1894."
Sep. 7, 2021

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GOP Legislators Spread Debunked Claims At Lindell’s ‘Cyber Symposium’
"one of the cybersecurity experts that Lindell hired told the Washington Times that Lindell failed to provide the data he had long promised to deliver. The expert, Josh Merritt, said the data that Lindell did provide cannot prove China hacked the election. “We were handed a turd,” he said."
Aug. 12, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Ask Gov. Ducey To Withhold Funding From School Districts Mandating Masks
"Several prominent Arizona Republicans issued a joint letter Wednesday afternoon asking Gov. Doug Ducey to withhold funding and begin legal action against school districts that are not following state laws."
Aug. 11, 2021
AZ State Sen. Wendy Rogers Praises Conspiracy Theorist After He Falsely Claims COVID-19 Doesn’t Exist And Vaccines Have Killed Over 55,000 People
"Most recently, Rogers went on the August 4 edition of the Stew Peters Show. Host Stew Peters is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has pushed false claims about the coronavirus. He has also called for the execution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In addition to Rogers, Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) have also appeared on Peters’ program. During the interview, Rogers promoted her call to arrest election officials in Maricopa County who are not going along with the fraudulent Arizona “audit.” She also talked about the pandemic and urged people to fight against vaccine mandates in the workplace. Peters continued the discussion by falsely claiming that “the fact is, nobody can prove that a virus exists” and that vaccines have actually killed over 55,000 people. That lie has no basis in reality."
Aug. 5, 2021
'Weapons-Grade Nutbaggery': GOP Lawmaker Trashed For Threat To Round Up Opponents Of Trump-Inspired Arizona Audit
"Late Monday, Rogers tweeted "I would have arrested all of these people already if I had the power to do so. I vote to arrest. Arrest and put them in solitary" after the head of Board of Supervisors called the request for more information an excursion into "never never land." She later tweeted, "I would like to know if we have enough solitary confinement cells in Arizona available for the entire Maricopa Board of Supervisors and the execs at the fraud machine company. We are going to need a lot.""
Aug. 3, 2021

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Trump-Loving Arizona GOP State Senator Calls COVID Vaccines 'The Mark Of The Beast' In Unhinged Rant

"Rogers, who has been a key figure in promoting the discredited "audit" of ballots in Maricopa County, has drawn nationwide attention for calling for a do-over of the presidential election, pushing neo-Nazi conspiracy theories about the "Great Replacement" of white people, and sung the praises of Confederate generals."

Jul. 26, 2021

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Arizona Republican Who Called For New Election Says She Likes Robert E. Lee, Not Traitors

"On Friday, Rogers sent a short tweet that appeared to reference a variety of issues, including so-called "cancel culture" and the removal of statues. "I like Indians and I like Redskins," Rogers wrote. "I like Aunt Jemima and I like Uncle Ben. I like Robert E Lee and I like Stonewall Jackson. I don't like traitors who hate America. Stand up for our culture!"

Jul. 24, 2021
State Sen. Wendy Rogers Appears On Antisemitic News Show. Again.
"TruNews has a history of antisemitic rhetoric on the site, the most infamous of which is a piece in which the founder, Rick Wiles, spent an hour and a half saying that “seditious Jews” were “orchestrating” to impeach Trump. Calling the Jewish people “tyrants.” Wiles has also claimed that the anti-Christ will be a “homosexual Jew.”"
Jul. 23, 2021
Az GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers Defends Promotion Of Racist ‘Great Replacement’ Ideology
After a media report highlighting her use of language mirroring a racist conspiracy theory that was cited by white supremacist mass shooters, Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers doubled- and tripled-down on her assertion that immigrants are “replacing” white Americans and destroying “western civilization.”
Jul. 21, 2021
Arizona Jewish Organization Criticizes State Senator For 'Thinly Veiled Hate Speech'
"“The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix is deeply concerned with Sen. Rogers' use of extremist terms that have inspired some of the worst atrocities in recent history,” "
Jul. 20, 2021
Sen. Wendy Rogers Sounds The Alarm To White Supremacists. This Is Gross, Even For Her
"Fresh off of calling for overturning the election and basking in the glow of Donald Trump's resulting praise, Sen. Wendy Rogers on Saturday sounded the alarm to white supremacists."
Jul. 20, 2021
Arizona Republican Demands An Election Do-Over: ‘We Need To Get This Right’
"One of the Republicans pushing the widely-panned Arizona audit is now demanding a new election. [...] There is no legal mechanism to recall Biden electors, whose role ended after the Electoral College met on December 14th. There is also not a mechanism to redo the presidential election in Arizona. And even if there were a way to switch Arizona's 11 electoral votes from Biden to Donald Trump, Biden still would have won the election by over fifty electoral votes."
Jul. 15, 2021

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Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers Promoted Sham Election “Audit” On Antisemitic Network That Warns Of “Seditious Jews”
"TruNews, an outlet that warns viewers about the supposed threat of “seditious Jews,” “a Jewish cabal,” and “Jewish tyrants.” The interview was co-hosted by white nationalist and QAnon conspiracy theorist Lauren Witzke"
Jun. 23, 2021

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Rim Country Lawmakers Support Purge Of Mail-In Voting List
"District 6 Republicans Brenda Barton (R-Payson) and Walt Blackman (R-Snowflake) supported the measure as did Senator Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff)."
May 4, 2021
Sen. Wendy Rogers Is Misleading Voters In An Attempt To Lighten Their Wallets
Laurie Roberts/Arizona Republic Published 12:10 p.m. MT Apr. 13, 2021
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Sen. Wendy Rogers may have failed in her quest to turn doctors into felons but she's hoping to turn a tidy profit by misleading voters about her bill’s prospects.
The Flagstaff Republican on Sunday sent out a campaign fundraising email, hoping to raise cash off of her proposal to virtually outlaw abortion.
“I am proud that Arizona may be among the first states to pass a Heartbeat Bill,” she wrote. “HB 2140 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee and hopefully is headed to the Senate floor – further than it's ever been.”
Actually, the only place her bill is headed is to the trash heap.
 
The bill will not get a floor debate
 

Rogers put out her plea for money on Sunday, five days after Senate President Karen Fann said she would not bring the bill to the floor for debate. The bill would make it a class 3 felony for doctors to perform an abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as five and a half weeks.

“This bill was not vetted properly with stakeholders to ensure it is constitutional,” Fann told Capitol Media Services’ Howard Fischer on April 6, adding that Rogers didn’t check with her fellow Republicans to see if they’d support her proposal.

Yet five days later, there was Rogers, a self-described “pro-Trump firebrand” pleading for money “to make sure I can get the truth out there”.
Rogers is what you might call a stand-out at the state Capitol, so far out there on the fringe that she’s in a legislative league of her own.
She spent a decade trying to convince voters to send her to Congress, going so far as to baselessly accuse a Republican rival of having ties to a sex-trafficking ring in 2018. When that didn’t work, she moved from Tempe to a travel trailer in Flagstaff last year, hoping the Legislature would be a springboard to loftier heights.
 
Rogers has misled others before
 
She spent more than a million dollars to win a seat in the state Legislature in 2020, running a slash-and-burn campaign against then-Sen. Sylvia Allen – charging that one of the most conservative members of the Legislature was “not conservative enough”.
Rogers’ campaign was so obnoxious that state Rep. Walter Blackman, a Snowflake Republican and staunch conservative, told the Arizona Capitol Times after the primary election that he would not campaign with or even vote for her, saying she phonied up endorsements.
“Integrity is a big deal,” Blackman said. “When she went to my neighbors, people I go to church with, people that I serve as a sitting representative and lied about their endorsements, it’s really hard for me to hitch on to someone’s wagon and really effectively campaign with them.”
Perhaps Rogers’ biggest legislative accomplishment thus far has been escaping censure from the Senate Ethics Committee. In March, the panel on a partyline vote dismissed a workplace harassment complaint, filed by a former aide even before the legislative session began. 
Now she’s raising money for what undoubtedly will be another bruiser campaign in 2022.
 
Not even Cathi Herrod was pushing this bill
 
Which brings us back to Sunday’s plea for money, in which she points to her (doomed) abortion bill as Exhibit A in showcasing her legislative effectiveness.
Speaking of “truth,” I reached out to Rogers to ask her whether it’s ethical to mislead people about her bill’s prospects in order to raise money.
 
I’m still awaiting her answer.
 
In fact, her original abortion bill never even got a hearing in the Senate. Instead, it was revived late last month when the Senate Appropriations Committee amended it as replacement language on a bill dealing with license plate design that already had cleared the House.
Not even the state’s most ardent anti-abortion lobbyist, the Center for Arizona Policy’s Cathi Herrod, pushed for passage of Rogers’ bill, telling Fischer she was focused on bills that actually have a chance of becoming law, both politically and legally.
“The courts have declined to uphold heartbeat laws as constitutional,” Herrod said.
You sure wouldn’t know it from Rogers’ fundraising letter, in which she also touts a bill to establish a $30 million Border Security Fund and asks supporters to send “the largest donation you can afford.”
“In the age of Biden, you can’t back down,” she wrote. “You have to stand up for your beliefs to show the people that America First policies work!”
If one of those beliefs is to grift money from suckers by outright lying to them, then yeah, Rogers is not just standing up. She’s standing tall.

Is Rep. Wendy Rogers An Insurrectionist?
"Shortly after she was elected, Rogers praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Twitter, calling him a “great patriot and a great leader.” Rogers has publicly stated she’s a member of the anti-government militia group known as the Oath Keepers."
Feb. 23, 2021

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Will Republicans Condemn State Sen. Wendy Rogers Alliance With Riot-Linked Oathkeepers?
Mar. 7, 2021
Oath Keepers Leader, 10 Others Charged In Seditious Plot To Breach U.S. Capitol During January 6 Insurrection
Jan. 13, 2022

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Arizona Senate Will Investigate Former Staffer's Complaint Of Hostile Work Environment Against Sen. Wendy Rogers
Feb. 4, 2021

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Sen. Wendy Rogers Scores An Ethics Complaint After Only 10 Days In Office. That's A Record
Jan. 24, 2021
Seven Arizonan Republican Legislators Face Calls To Ban Them From The House And Senate
"Arizona’s legislative leadership are hearing calls that seven of their Republican colleagues be banned from the House and Senate. The incoming legislators in question back “Stop The Steal.” They are Republican Representatives Mark Finchem, David Cook, and Walt Blackman along with Republican Senators Wendy Rogers, Kelly Townsend, Sonny Borrelli, and David Livingston."
Jan. 7, 2021
Arizona State Senator-elect Wendy Rogers praises Robert E Lee
"Senator-elect Wendy Rogers called Robert E. Lee a "great patriot and a great leader.""
Dec. 21, 2020
Thorpe, Blackman, Rogers Promote Dubious Claims Of Election Fraud
Nov. 13, 2020
7 Reasons Not To Vote For Wendy Rogers
Oct. 27, 2020
Senate Candidate Claims Membership In Controversial Militia
"State Senate candidate Wendy Rogers makes no apologies about being a “charter member” of Oath Keepers"
Oct. 27, 2020
Anti-government Extremist Militia Types Running For The Arizona Legislature
Sep. 6, 2020
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Senate LD-6
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 9: Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: 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.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Wendy Rogers And The Rural Arizona PAC

"Dwight Kadar researched and wrote an article titled “Follow The Wendy Rogers Campaign Money Trail,” which appeared in the July 26 issue of the Arizona Daily Independent."

"Here’s an interesting piece of information discovered by Mr. Kadar:

 
“Rogers’ money trail starts in Aspen, Colorado with one of Colorado’s “top ten” political donors, Tatnall Hillman. Mr. Hillman is the son of John Hartwell Hillman, Jr. who made his billions from coal, steel, and gas. Mr. and Mrs. Hillman donated the maximum of $5,200 each, a total of $10,400, directly to the 2020 Rogers campaign in March 2019. Hillman also contributed $235,000 to the Washington, D.C.- based Rural Arizona (Federal) PAC, which in turn contributed $200,000 to the Washington, D.C.- based Rural Arizona (State) PAC, who then spent almost $100,000 on mailers, radio ads, and other campaign communications against Senator Allen. This kind of “pea-in-the-shell” or “dark money” game happens in national elections, not in rural Arizona state election races. This has allowed the Rogers campaign, with all its signage, mailers, radio ads, etc., to generate name recognition to influence “low-information” voters. Arizona voters have come to expect nothing less from Rogers since she can’t run on issues and policies because she doesn’t know them.
“One more fact that should not go unnoticed by LD6 voters – more than $250,000* has been paid to Go Right Strategies of Orange Park, Florida for “professional consulting services.” Go Right Strategies, whose president is Rogers’ nephew Spence Rogers, has received more than twice the total amount of money raised by the Allen campaign. This kind of campaign finance nepotism has been practiced by Bernie Sanders and his wife.”
*As of July 27, $329,309.04 had been paid to Go Right Strategies.

Wendy Rogers stated in the July 31 issue of Republican Briefs: “I am not backed by any PACs, lobbyists or special interests.""
Aug. 2, 2020
Wendy Rogers Accused Of Creating Fake Endorsements
Jul. 6, 2020
AG, ADOR Called On To Investigate Wendy Rogers Residency, Tax Claims
May 29, 2020
Lawsuit Vs. Rogers To Proceed For Tying Modeling Agency To Sex Trafficking
Feb. 28, 2019
‘I Haven’t Seen Any Russians,’ Arizona Candidate Says In Sputnik Interview
Nov. 6, 2018
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day: Wendy Rogers - 2018 Update
Oct. 30, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-1
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
Arizona GOP Congressional Candidate Compares Abortion To Holocaust
"This is her fourth run for Congress, falling short in the primary each time."
May 23, 2018
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day: Wendy Rogers
Oct. 30, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-1
Question 4: 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.
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Paul Babeu Slams GOP Primary Rival Wendy Rogers — And Rogers Slams Right Back
Wendy Rogers: "Is Social Security constitutional? No. Should it be phased out? I'd like to see it phased out. If it can't be phased out, I'd like to see private options."
Jul. 28, 2016
House GOP Candidate Pulls Beheading Video From Ad
Oct. 8, 2014
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-9
Question 3: Arizona's voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position/Comment: Support.
Question 4: 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/Comment: Support.
Question 8: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in anti-discrimination law.
Candidates' Position/Comment: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Deception And Hate: Campaign Fuel In Arizona’s 9thCongressional District
Mar. 14, 2014
Wendy Rogers Said That She Would Vote To Shut Down The Federal Government In Order To Defund The Affordable Care Act
 
"In August 2013, Rogers said that she would vote to shut down the federal government if that’s what it took to defund the ACA."
Aug. 17, 2013
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: United States House of Representatives CD-9
Question 3: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 13: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.

Rogers Said She Would Eliminate the Department of Education.
 
In July 2012, Rogers indicated in a candidate forum that she would not support keeping the Department of Education. Question: Do you support keeping the Department of Education? Rogers: [raised up “no” sign]
YouTube, Mesa Candidate Forum, 11:06, Jul. 10, 2012]
Wendy Rogers Says She Would Cut Medicare and Social Security.
 
"In June 2012, when asked where she would make cuts in government spending, Rogers said that she would cut Medicare and Social Security."
Jun. 4, 2012
Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Survey Questions For Arizona And County Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-1
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 12: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

         

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