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AZ's GOP Attorney General Uses Official Account to Post Bizarre Video of Himself Wielding Nunchucks—and People Are Very Confused
After now-President Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential nominee to turn Arizona blue since 1996, the state became a key target of former President Donald Trump's election lies.
Trump falsely insisted he lost the state due to widespread election fraud, and not at all because he spent his presidency berating the late Arizonan Republican Senator and prisoner of war John McCain, even suggesting he was in hell.
Eager to promote the former President's election lies, Arizona's Republican state legislature forced a partisan audit of Maricopa County's ballots—an audit overseen by the cyber security firm Cyber Ninjas, which had no electoral experience.
Despite the bad-faith efforts of everyone involved, the Cyber Ninjas report only further validated Biden's victory in the state, but that hasn't stopped the emergence of a new imitation Ninja: Arizona's Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
You want the nunchucks. You got the nunchucks. https://t.co/fu4MlJEUN1— Mark Brnovich (@Mark Brnovich) 1634303821.0
The bizarre video—tweeted from the Attorney General's official account—shows Brnovich on the roof of a building in Arizona wielding nunchaku, saying:
"It's Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. We've gotten a lot of calls and a lot of emails, but there's one thing people definitely want to see. They want to see more 'chucks. So, people, you want more 'chucks, you got more 'chucks."
People were confused as to just what was going on.
😬 This can’t be real? https://t.co/EuEdmPNBm1— Dog Realtor in Scottsdale, AZ ♥️🐾🌵🏡 #DogRealtor (@Dog Realtor in Scottsdale, AZ ♥️🐾🌵🏡 #DogRealtor) 1634305520.0
Even some election conspiracy theorist Republicans decried Brnovich for making this video instead of failing to hand down indictments for supposed crimes they didn't specify.
With all due respect AG, we want to see arrests - literal crooks being perp walked in hand cuffs. Now, not later. https://t.co/4kIJKxkUft— Wendy Rogers (@Wendy Rogers) 1634304907.0
We want indictments. We want arrests. We want justice! https://t.co/PVRf2cqhtN— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@Kari Lake for AZ Governor) 1634311237.0
No, we want indictments and prosecutions. Stop playing around and get to work holding people accountable. https://t.co/L8Oe3ICC1t— Amy Kremer 🇺🇸 (@Amy Kremer 🇺🇸) 1634312998.0
Oh yeah, in addition to being Attorney General, Brnovich is the favorite to win the GOP nomination for Arizona's seat in the U.S. Senate, hoping to oust incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly.
This is the guy who's running against Mark Kelly? "General" Brnovich? With nunchucks? @RadioFreeTom is right — we… https://t.co/ezAJeh0tUE— The Ghost of George Conway (@The Ghost of George Conway) 1634312132.0
...so, @CaptMarkKelly for #AZSEN it is, then? #ElectScientists https://t.co/uuiODFP9t4— 314action (@314action) 1634312499.0
Brnovich is the odds-on favorite to win the GOP Senate primary in Arizona and take on Democrat Mark Kelly https://t.co/4FoeN4Iucn— Blake Hounshell (@Blake Hounshell) 1634304554.0
This man is running to replace Sen. Mark Kelly in Arizona. I’m really glad that yesterday we endorsed… https://t.co/y3nzYsHMze— Miles Taylor (@Miles Taylor) 1634305176.0
Brnovich posted a similar video in 2019 to celebrate the end of Arizona's ban on nunchaku.