FACT CHECK: Is Katie Hobbs No Longer The Governor Of Arizona?
A post shared on social media purports Katie Hobbs is no longer the Governor of Arizona.
The caption is inaccurate. No such reports indicate Hobbs has been removed from the position.
Hobbs recently cancelled land leases by Saudi Arabia-owned company Fondomonte that was drawing water from the state lands which whill help with the state’s reduced water supply, News Nation reported. Hobbs claimed that Fondomonte was pumping “unchecked amounts of groundwater out of our state while in clear default on their lease.”
The Facebook post claims that Hobbs is no longer governor. The video opens on a clip of Kari Lake asking Hobbs to debate her.
The caption reads, “IT’S OFFICIAL!! ARIZONA HAS A NEW GOVERNOR!! IT’S OFFICIAL!! ARIZONA HAS A NEW GOVERNOR!!”
The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests that Hobbs is no longer the governor. Hobbs is still listed as the governor on the state website. She has not made any such announcement on twitter. Also, Kari Lake has not made any such announcement about Hobbs on her verified Twitter account.
There have been similar claims that Hobbs was recently indicted. The Associated Press reported that Hobbs was not indicted. Hobbs was accused of taking bribes from Mexican drug cartels, however, she denies these claims. (RELATED: No, Trump Did Not Make A Truth Social Post Saying He’d Beat Obama In 2024)
This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a post that claimed Navy SEALs discovered 15 missing children in Maui.