Arizona’s House Speaker described the harassment his family faced while daughter was ‘gravely ill’

Arizona’s House Speaker described the harassment his family faced while daughter was ‘gravely ill’

June 21, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack

Rep. Bowers spoke to the overwhelming number of emails and phone calls he received from Trump supporters, the campaigns with trucks and screens out front of his office and home with claims that he was a “pedophile” on display and “blaring loudspeakers” in his neighborhood, and all of the other dirty tricks we have come to expect from the Trump world of perverse projectionists. But he also revealed some of the profound anguish and emotional toll that these lies promoted by Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Ron Johnson, Josh Hawley, Lauren Boebert, Jim Jordan, and many other GOP officials have had on his family.

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Rep. Bowers’ 42-year-old daughter Kacey Rae Bowers passed away on January 28, 2021, after a prolonged illness. She had been in the care of her 20-year-old son Lorenzo, as well as that of Speaker Bowers and his wife, Donetta. Bowers released a moving tribute to Kacey after her passing.

While Rep. Bowers was protecting the votes of Arizonans from the claws of fascists like Trump, his family was caring for their daughter. There are reasons to protest officials, and Rusty Bowers and most people on this website probably disagree about 99.9% of most policy plans, but we can all agree that every vote counts, and that in 2020, Joe Biden got more votes than Donald Trump.

The protesters out front of Rep. Bowers’ Arizona home were brought there by bad actors like Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump, by right-wing media outlets like Fox News and OAN, and by other GOP elected officials like Jim Jordan and Ron Johnson. Shame on them all.

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