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‘We Need To Have Integrity’: Arizona GOP Votes To Expel Trump-Loving Lawmaker For Spreading 2020 Election Lies

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Arizona State Rep. Liz Harris

The GOP-controlled Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday expelled State Rep. Liz Harris for ethics violations after she invited a conspiracy theorist and election denier to publicly testify before lawmakers earlier this year.

Harris, a first-term Republican, is a well-known Trump defender and conspiracy theorist in Arizona. She was a constant figure during the GOP-led review of Maricopa County’s 2020 ballots. Election experts condemned the review calling it an attempt to overturn the state’s election results.

The resolution to expel Harris stated that she had brought “disrepute and embarrassment to the House of Representatives,” resulting in “disorderly behavior,” according to CNN.

“Forty-six Arizona representatives in the GOP-controlled House voted to remove her from her elected position, meeting a two-thirds threshold to expel lawmakers. Thirteen members opposed her expulsion,” CNN reported.

Rep. Lupe Diaz, a fellow Republican, voted to expel Harris, saying on the Arizona House floor, “We need to have integrity in the institution, and I do not take this vote lightly. I do vote yes.”

When the resolution was passed, a voice off-camera could be heard yelling, “Shame on you. Shame, shame, shame!”

Harris did not respond to a request for comment.

Arizona House Democrats issued a statement supporting the expulsion, saying: “The integrity of our institution was damaged in that moment. That damage continues to accumulate, and for that there must be accountability.”

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