Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee, a Republican, announced she will be serving as Acting Governor beginning Wednesday night until mid-morning Thursday.
The reason for Yee stepping into the Acting Governor role is unknown.
“I have been notified that I will be serving as Acting Governor beginning later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow. While I am pleased to step into this role, I will refrain from naming directors to the 13 agencies that currently have vacancies and will not call the Arizona Legislature into session to confirm them. That being said, I do hope when the Governor returns to Arizona, she will promptly name qualified directors to these important state agencies and remove the legal uncertainty that exists for all of the regulatory actions taken by the agencies. I expect to see a swift resolution to this matter, so we can get back to getting the work done for Arizona taxpayers. The people of Arizona deserve leaders who follow the rule of law,” Yee said in a released statement.
I have been notified that I will be serving as Acting Governor beginning later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow. Read my full statement below. pic.twitter.com/sSuiSCebk4
— Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee (@AZTreasurerYee) September 27, 2023
We will say this:
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KGUN 9 reports:
Yee is fourth in line on the Arizona succession of gubernatorial power. After governor, the line of succession is secretary of state, attorney general and then state treasurer. The attorney general is out of state until Friday morning.
BREAKING: Katie Hobbs is not the Governor of Arizona. Republican State Treasurer Kimberly Yee is currently the Acting Governor. The reason is unknown.
Who else thinks Kari Lake should become governor since the election was stolen from her? pic.twitter.com/xJOYLKCKGT
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This is a developing story.