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Editor’s Thought Bubble: Ducey will see Biden sworn in

By: - January 14, 2021 9:00 am

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Donald Trump won’t be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration next week — a first in modern American politics — but we learned Thursday morning that Doug Ducey will. The governor told Arizona Public Media, the Tucson PBS affiliate, that he was invited and plans to attend. Ducey was slow to acknowledge Biden’s win in Arizona (it took about 3 weeks for him to do so), but ultimately did so. He also famously refused to answer a phone call from Trump as he was in the middle of certifying the state’s election results — and Biden’s victory — leading the president to slam Ducey and falsely accuse him of betraying Arizona voters.

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Jim Small
Jim Small

Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications, the Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report. Under his guidance, the Capitol Times won numerous state, regional and national awards for its accountability journalism and probing investigations into state government operations.