A disturbing incident occurred on January 25, 2018 when armed Trump supporters confronted three Arizona state representatives near the state Capitol in Phoenix.
The armed Trump supporters surrounded Rep. Pamela Hannley (D-Tucson) and yelled at her about “protecting illegals.” Reps. Eric Descheenie (D-Chinle) and Representative Wenona Benally (D-Window Rock)—who are Native American—were on their way to lunch and observed what was happening. Rep. Descheenie stepped in between the Trump protesters and Rep. Hannley. When he did, the protesters focused their ire on Reps. Descheenie and Benally, aggressively telling them to “get out of the country.”
One of the protesters dropped a loaded gun inside the State Capitol building. According to State Democratic Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, the protesters harassed legislative staffers “perceived not to be white.” They can be seen harassing legislators and Latino schoolchildren on camera here.
Please take a minute to contact these 3 legislators through one of the channels below and give them the following message (personalized to your liking):
I am so sorry you were subject to abuse and cheap intimidation by armed supporters of Donald Trump on January 25th. I am just disgusted at the way you were treated by these individuals and left unprotected by Capitol police. NO ONE with a gun should be able to engage in that type of aggressive manner with a legislator under ANY circumstances. I appreciate your bravery under the circumstances and the example you set by showing respect for our democratic institutions. I have your back 100% against these thugs.
Rep. Pamela Hannley
Phone: (602) 926-4848
Rep. Wenona Benally
Phone: (602) 926-5172
Once you’ve contacted the representatives, click the orange banner below to report taking action!