Arizona Sen. David Farnsworth (R-Mesa) implicated a fellow associate of threatening to kill him for continuing to examine a plausible link between absent youngsters in the state’s foster treatment system & organized sex trafficking.
Farnsworth advised the Arizona Department of Public Safety that Sen. Kate Brophy McGee (R-Phoenix) made a veiled threat towards him in a conference the 2 had previously this month, reported the Arizona Capitol Times.
“The police officer asked me if I felt threatened, and I thought, ‘Well, that’s pretty much all I’ve thought about for the last 24 hrs. I guess I did feel threatened,'” he stated after convening with authorities.
“I’m not asking you to stop. I’m telling you to stop. Stop or my husband will stop you,” Farnsworth remembered Brophy McGee advising him in the conference.
“She certainly didn’t make me feel any better. She didn’t back away,” Farnsworth put in.
Both GOP lawmakers quite often do not see eye-to-eye politically, however the two explained having a great working partnership that ended up being stressed over the last handful of months because Farnsworth consulted with a team of “Arizona Department of Child Safety” watchdogs.
Representative Farnsworth’s conferences, held every 2 weeks in the Senate’s minority caucus space, consisted of parents with kids in state custody as well as visitors from the AZ DCS Oversight Group (a group that has actually charged AZ DCS of straight up participation in kid trafficking).
Farnsworth underlined that he does not specifically feel any person at DCS is helping with or selling off kids for sex trafficking, however he does think several of the approximately 550 kids that DCS lists as “missing,” “runaways” or “no ID placement” have actually been abducted.
McGee claims it wasn’t about sex trafficking
Brophy McGee fired back on Farnsworth’s characterization of her comments, claiming she was attempting to inform him that the “crazy parents” disapproving of the DCS were “unbalanced.”.
“These people are unbalanced, and I kept telling Senator Farnsworth that and he went to them and told them I said they’re unbalanced,” she claimed. “It’s like ‘thank you, the target on my back just got bigger,’ and then he feels threatened? Welcome to my world.”.
“When I first heard about this, I believed that children from Arizona (custody) were ending up in sex trafficking,” he stated. “Now, after the research I’ve done, I’m confident of it. But I can’t prove it.”
“Corruption is what got me involved,” he said. “I wanted to root it out. Here I am, termed out, I have one session left and I finally find something that wow, this is worth fighting for.”
“The safeguards in place to protect our children are not enough,” he added. “That’s the bottom line.”
Farnsworth then declared that a couple of previous Republican state politicians from Oklahoma & Arkansas were gunned down in just days of each other as an “execution” for examining connections between their very own states’ child protective services & international sex trafficking rings.
Senator Farnsworth is hoping that by coming forward he will be safe.
In 2017, as soon as President Trump was sworn into office, Department of Justice initiatives to prevent underage sex trafficking actually increased substantially.
For example: in June the DOJ busted 1,700 pedophiles across the country in a sting called “Operation Broken Heart”. Then, just today, the DoJ revealed its biggest ever global crackdown of kiddy porn.