Republicans Change House Rules to Limit Speech (video)

Diego Rodriguez

Why are Republicans afraid of free speech? In the 53rd Legislature (2017-18), Democratic women ran rings around the Republicans with their debate skills and tough questions. In 2019, Arizona House Republicans tried to put a stop to that by limiting speech across the board.

This is an action-packed week at the Arizona House. One of the most contentious votes was the Republican attack on speech on the floor of the House. They voted in lock step to reduce speaking times across the board. They also brought back the non-germaine striker.