Arizona Senator Kelly Townsend Calls for Michelle Ugenti-Rita to Resign Following Boos at TPUSA and Gateway Pundit Reporter Arrest

On the 22nd, we reported that Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA planned to host Arizona Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita at an election integrity event which was yesterday. Former President Donald Trump was also a headline speaker. Back on June 30th, we reported on how Ugenti-Rita allegedly threw roadblocks in front of Senator Kelly Townsend’s election integrity bills.

Many thought it was strange that Ugenti-Rita got the speaking gig at the election integrity event anyway, as Big League Politics had also reported. The word must have gotten out, and Ugenti-Rita, as we also reported yesterday, was booed off the stage at the Turning Point USA/election integrity event that most are just calling a Trump rally for good reason.

After that dose of humble pie, one may think she would be low-key for a while, but Ugenti-Rita took to Twitter to blast people including Senator Kelly Townsend, and to state that she does “not support the Trump audit any longer”, in a very long-winded tweet thread.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Ugenti-Rita then got one of their reporters removed from the rally and arrested. This created even further drama and speculation on Twitter and around the nation with those who have been keeping up with this saga. Ugenti-Rita tweeted that it was a “so-called” reporter who was “repeatedly harassing” her and that Senator Townsend “encouraged him to break the law by committing trespassing”.

This was after Townsend had allegedly cleared the air and spoken for the reporter on his behalf. Townsend tweeted that Rita should resign after all this.

“This is pure libel. I did not encourage him to break the law, I defended him against your tyranny and violation of the 1st amendment. You have violated your oath, @MichelleUgenti, at this point you need to resign.”

Time will tell what happens next, and although some may take the side of Ugenti-Rita’s, many photos of last night’s event show lots of happy Arizona Republicans getting along and taking selfies, some with Donald Trump in the background, while Ugenti-Rita seemed to be the only one having issues. Time will tell how this plays out in the end. Stay tuned for updates.

Gateway Pundit reported in part:

After feeling the heat from the crowd of thousands, The Gateway Pundit’s Jordan Conradson ran into her in another part of the arena.

He asked her why she killed Senator Kelly Townsend’s chain of custody and election integrity bills.

Ugenti-Rita: Because it was bad

Conradson: Do you think that’s why you got booed off stage?

Ugenti-Rita left the building when asked questions by Conradson. Shortly after, she came back, and when he saw her again, she told officers on sight that Conradson was harassing her.

The police did nothing because no laws were being violated.

Conradson compared this behavior to that of radical leftist Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, whose seat she is running for.

Roughly ten minutes later, Conradson was detained by event officials and escorted from the building for “harassing” Ugenti Rita.

After walking away, he called AZ State Senator Kelly Townsend, who encouraged him to come back peacefully and fight this.

While on the phone with the Senator and simply walking to meet her outside of the event, police grabbed Conradson and used handcuffs to put him in the back of a police car.

Conradson could hear police radios accusing him of being a member of the Proud Boys, a right-wing organization that the left has labeled as terrorists. Conradson has no affiliation with any political groups.

The police said he was facing a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $900.

This tyrant violated Conradson’s free press rights.

State Senator Kelly Townsend raised hell when this happened which is most likely what led to Conradson’s release.

The officers dropped Conradson off at his vehicle and said that he is permanently banned from the venue.

Kelly Townsend: I think it’s concerning that someone on our side has such disregard for the Constitution that she would seek to have a journalist arrested because he dared ask her a question about me that angered her. I am glad we were able to resolve the issue and correct what could have been a great miscarriage of justice.