House Speaker Rusty Bowers censured by Arizona Republican Party

By Greg Hahne
Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 12:55pm
Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 6:11pm

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers
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House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Feb. 14, 2022.

House Speaker Rusty Bowers was formally censured by the Arizona Republican Party on Tuesday night. 

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward tweeted the news about Bowers coming from the organization’s executive committee. 

Bowers testified in a congressional Jan. 6 hearing last month, detailing pressure to overturn the election from the Trump campaign. 

Ward linked a release under the tweet listing reasons for the move, which includes Bowers not supporting election reform bills. 

It goes as far to say that Bowers is unfit to serve the platform of the party and Arizona Republican voters.

The release called on the Republican Party of Maricopa County and Legislative District 10 to make a similar move.

Rusty Bowers did not respond for a request to comment.