Arizona State Rep. Can't Drive 55 Because MAGA Jesus Said So


Arizona Republican state Rep. Paul Mosley got busted doing 97mph in a 55mph zone, bragged to the officer about going 140 mph, and claimed political office gives him immunity from prosecution. Who does he think he is, Donald Trump? PPFFFFT.

According to police reports, a sheriff's deputy spotted Mosley driving fast and furiously through traffic late one afternoon in March. After pulling Mosley over, the state rep stuck his hand out of the window and began waving a placard to show that he was a elected official, telling the deputy that he shouldn't waste his time writing a citation because he had legislative immunity.

What a fucking snowflake!

Body camera footage shows the deputy trying to explain to Mosley that driving “97 mph in a 55 mph zone is considered criminal speed," but Mosley says he was just trying to get home to "surprise his wife." He then whips out his brass balls to brag about going "130, 140" in his Lexus LS 400, "you know, as long as it's safe."

MOSLEY: “Well, no, it's, it's, like, I'm trying to surprise my wife, [inaudible] as long as it's, you know, as long as it's safe, but… I don't even notice that I'm going very fast because of this, you know, car just, you know, nice wheels, nice, you know, suspension, but… Yeah I mean, I don't, I don't break the law because I can, but because I, [INAUDIBLE]"

DEPUTY: “Just trying to get home, a hundred and thirty."

MOSLEY: “Well..."

DEPUTY: “Okay. Well, your logic is flawed for me. I see too many accidents. That's -- that's not safe."

There IS a law in Arizona that grants members of the state legislature immunity "from arrest in all cases except treason, felony, and breach of the peace" when the legislature is in session. Records show the legislature was technically in session during at time Mosley was pulled over, so he'll more than likely get off with a public flogging.

If Mosley sounds familiar, that's because he's the same jerkoff who last year proposed repealing compulsory education, calling schools a "privilege" and bitching about giving kids "a meal or two and sometimes...a backpack of food" to take home.

What a fucking patriot.

In order to "avoid even the appearance of impropriety," the La Paz County Attorney's Office kicked the case over to the to the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Association Council, which then handed the case over to Cochise County. Right now the case is still in review.

Yesterday the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police announced that it had withdrawn its endorsement of Mosley in upcoming elections. After the bodycam footage was released, Mosley made a half-assed apology (on Facebook) where he expressed regret for driving like a reckless teenager, stating, "I have no excuse for any of this..."

Where the hell are all these crooked bastards coming from? It's like there's some kind of a black hole farting out villains from bad 1980s movies. Didn't any of these Gordon Gekko neo-Nazi wannabes see the end of Wall Street, or Lethal Weapon 2?

SPOILER ALERT: Eventually, Gordon Gekko and his minions get arrested! The apartheid asshole gets his immunity revoked! There won't be a U2 charity concert for super rich douchebags who get locked up for corruption, it'll be a group therapy session in federal prison. Maybe Sammy Hagar can lead this allstar round table, that way Mosley can finally meet Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and a dozen Russian spies.

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[Parker Live / CBS News]

Dominic Gwinn

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