Perverted American Patriotism



Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Democratic US Senate candidate Deedra Abboud releases the following statement about the events this week involving videos of two women verbally attacking pedestrians and vandalizing a local Mosque:

Many people watched the videos of Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth “Liz” Dauenhauser in sadness and outrage as these women verbally attacked innocent people for their identities and removed materials from a local Mosque while making outrageous claims against Muslims, and encouraging their small children to do the same.

The women have been arrested and charged for their illegal activities at the Mosque and potentially face hate crime enhancements.

While the Patriot Movement Az has condemned the actions of these women and claim to not share the views expressed by them, we cannot ignore the reality that these views have been repeatedly expressed by these women and others on the group’s Facebook page without censor.

Even with all the media attention, the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s website still includes an explicit statement that I have terrorist ties while promoting a ‘counter-protest’ at a multi-candidate meet-and-greet in Wickenburg on that I will attend on Saturday.

With leadership comes responsibility. Like the Patriot Movement Az, the Maricopa County Republican Committee bares responsibility for the actions of these women, and future actions of others, if they continue promoting this perverted version of American Patriotism that encourages attacks on our family, friends, and neighbors.

The American people deserve better from all leaders, especially when they claim to love America.

About Deedra Abboud: Deedra Abboud is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from Arizona. She runs on a progressive platform that advocates for the rights of all Arizonans. A Phoenix-based attorney and founder of the leadership consulting firm, the Global Institute of Solution Oriented Leadership, Deedra is highly respected for her community leadership and advocacy. For more information, visit

Deedra Abboud for U.S. Senate