Rep. Daniel Patterson In His Own Words


Daniel PattersonSonoran Alliance intercepted the following email message from Arizona State Representative Daniel Patterson to his Democrat colleagues:

Colleagues — The allegations against me are lies. I have not been arrested, charged, served or invoked immunity.

It seems I am being blackmailed by a person with bad mental health problems and a violent criminal history I only recently realized the severity of. When I asked this person to please consider moving out of my house, to protect my daughter, she went in to [sic] a rage. She attacked me, but I never hit her.

The truth will come out. You should not rush to judgment, please.

Members, I ask you please to call me to discuss my side of the story, the truth.

Then there is this little tidbit from The Yellow Sheet Report:

ETHICS COMPLAINT ‘POLITICALLY MOTIVATED’

Patterson also struck back at his caucus for calling for his resignation and filing an ethics complaint – moves that Patterson said were politically motivated. “Sometimes, they have a lynch mob mentality in politics. People want to elevate themselves by throwing someone else under the bus,” he said. Although he said on multiple occasions that he doesn’t hold anything against his colleagues and that he likes and respects Campbell and Hobbs, he said that he suspects they are trying to bolster their own political image at his expense. Campbell’s call for him to step down, he said, was driven by the fact that he was “one of the more independent members of the Democratic caucus, and some of the Democratic Party bosses in Phoenix don’t like that. Maybe they’re hoping to replace me with a yes-man who will toe the party line.” Hobbs, meanwhile, was seeking a cause to build her Senate campaign around: “Katie has always been a crusader on these types of issues. Maybe this is something she thinks will help her in her Senate campaign.” But, ultimately, he said, he works for his constituents, not his party leaders. Patterson attended the floor session today, but was only present to record his attendance. During the multiple COW calendars, he was not on the floor, but he returned for the third reading of bills.

 


Comments

  1. “She attacked me, but I never hit her. The truth will come out. You should not rush to judgment, please…(let me tell) my side of the story, the truth.” This sounds way too familiar; didn’t we just hear statements like this from EX Senator Bundgaard?

    Sure hope we don’t have to hear a years’ worth of this from Patterson like we did Bundgaard. Maybe the Dems will make quick work of it and send him down the road.

  2. Conservative Railbird says:

    Its not like this is Daniel’s first time to this dance.

  3. TruConserv says:

    SA may want to reconsider it’s word choice.

    SA wrote: “Sonoran Alliance intercepted the following email message from Arizona State Representative Daniel Patterson to his Democrat colleagues:”

    SA, meet “The Wiretap Act,” also known as 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2522,

    As described at lawyers.com.

    The “Wiretap Act” (the “Act”) is a federal law that is aimed at protecting your privacy in your communications with other persons. Typically, when you think of a “wiretap,” the first thing that comes to mind is someone listening to your telephone calls. But, the Act protects more than that.

    Under the Act, it is illegal to:

    Intentionally, or purposefully,
    Intercept, disclose, or use the contents of
    Any wire, oral, or electronic communication
    Through the use of a “device”

  4. Daniel Patterson will hardly be missed if he is not available for votes in the Legislature or ultimately when he is told he is out of a job .

    As a democrat from Pima he has been an insignificant player who means absolutely nothing in the greater scheme of things to his constituents. He has hardly ever been part os meaningful legislation. He won’t vote for a budget. He is the same as all of the other B list democrat members from Pima who sit at their computer screens expecting something big to happen. They rarely cooperate on anything with the GOP majority because their leadership always has a knife at their throat ready to cut them off in the next election.

    Except for a potential LOTTO win Daniel Patterson ( nor any of his dem friends ) have no future that anyone should take any special notice of or care about.

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