Arizona’s governor Doug Ducey joined em this morning:
HH: I’m joined by Arizona’s great governor, Doug Ducey. Good morning, Governor, how are you?
DD: Really good, Hugh. How are you?
HH: I am terrific. I’ll be you’re relieved we have a resolution on the border and we can go back to both enforcement and economic growth as opposed to the separation of families.
DD: I really am. It’s the right thing to keep these families together, but we do want to have border security. We know it’s national security, and this is an issue we’ve been dealing with in Arizona for over a decade.
HH: Now a lot of people saw you when you were on with me on MSNBC a couple weeks ago talking about STOP orders, the Severe Threat Orders of Protection. And I believe you got a lot of converts. Have you got coverts in the legislature, Governor Ducey?
DD: We’re getting converts in the legislature. You know, Hugh, for a leading conservative like you to come out and talk about what a good idea this is, that this is a tool that as conservatives and people that believe in law and order, we should be proactive in protecting people. We should be proactive in public safety. And when we have somebody like a Nicholas Cruz who’s been visited by law enforcement and social services 39 times, identified to the FBI by name, and he posts personally on YouTube that he wants to be known as a school shooter, that we should not allow this individual to have the same rights that you and I enjoy. So yes, we’re getting converts. I think it’s just something where when you demonstrate leadership and actually be proactive rather than reactive to these tragedies that are happening inside our country, and that are preventable.