Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was selected to serve as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Selecting Ducey as the chair is an interesting development, considering his feud with President Donald J. Trump.
“Between Gov. Doug Ducey or Arizona and Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, the Democrat Party could not be happier,” Trump tweeted on Dec. 5. “They fight harder against us than do the Radical Left Dems. If they were with us, we would have already won both Arizona and Georgia.
“We received more LEGAL votes by far. All I can do is run, campaign and be a good (great!) President — it is 100 percent up to the states to manage the election. Republicans will NEVER forget this.”
Trump also criticized Ducey on Nov. 30 as Ducey certified Arizona’s election results.
“Why is he rushing to put a Democrat in office, especially when so many horrible things concerning voter fraud are being revealed at the hearing going on right now,” Trump said. “What is going on with Gov. Ducey? Republicans will long remember!”
In fact, just a week ago there was a headline from AZ Central that read:
“Gov. Doug Ducey is being eaten alive by his own party, thanks to Trump.”
For his part, Ducey said he is honored to be chosen by his fellow Republican governors to serve as the next chairman.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues to build on the Republican Governors Association momentum as we expand the Republican majority and put forward bold policy solutions and meaningful reforms,” Ducey tweeted. “Thrilled to work with Gov. Abbott and the Executive Committee to build a strong foundation for success in the 2021 and 2022 elections.”