September 15, 2014 8:39 am -

Recalled Arizona senate president Russell Pearce, who proposed the state’s controversial anti-immigration law, resigned as the state’s GOP Vice-chair following remarks he made regarding sterilizing poor women.

On The Russell Pearce Show, he said,  “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”


[su_center_ad]According to AZCentral, the Republican Party announced his resignation around 11:00 p.m. on  Sunday just hours after candidates expressed their displeasure with his remarks and a day after the Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director DJ Quinlan noted Pearce’s comments in a news release and pressed powerful GOP Republicans to denounce them.

“This was a mistake,” Pearce stated. “This mistake has been taken by the media and the left and used to hurt our Republican candidates.”

Pearce wrote that he does not want Democrats and reporters “to try and take a misstatement from my show and use it to attack our candidates.”

In his resignation letter to party Chairman Robert Graham, he wrote that he recognizes “that hosting a radio show and the nature of the debates that we have had and will continue to have are incompatible with what our Party needs from its leadership team.”

The only problem with Pearce claiming that it’s a ‘misstatement’ is that there is audio of his remarks. In addition, he was quoted verbatim.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Arizona GOP Vice-Chair Resigns Over Remarks On Sterilizing Poor Women

  1. Carla Akins September 15th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I am not certain how you can take them out of context? As I recall, his paying gig is overseeing benefits for seniors – I want to see his resignation from that job as well. Jackass.

    • Tommy6860 September 15th, 2014 at 8:48 am

      He looks creepy. He can easily be the avatar of misogyny and hate.

      • fibergurl September 17th, 2014 at 5:04 am

        put his picture in the dictionary under misogyny

    • juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      They would keep him there. Because the elders feel safe. They would have to say something to get him removed. A lot of them will not. That’s why McInsane is still present.

  2. edmeyer_able September 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Seems they just won’t listen to Bobby Jindal, “let’s not be the stupid party”.

    • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Due to his broken English, they all think he said “let’s be the stupid party”

      • Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        Now that would explain a lot.

      • fibergurl September 17th, 2014 at 5:02 am

        for an indian-american, his english is amazing texan, which sooooo uncanny hearing THAT voice come out of THAT guy. When he talks, I am reminded of those foreign films with the american voice-overs. No offense to texan indian-americans, I hope.

    • whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      too late.

  3. Guy Lauten September 15th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Hey Reince… How’s that “re-branding” thingy workin’ for ya’?

  4. eddie1247 September 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’m sure this conversation took place before the resignation. Resign? Why do I have to resign, did I say something wrong? Ahhh they are a clueless bunch.

  5. tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Even Republicans can be embarrassed by Pearce, that’s saying something!

  6. Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I wish Hillary would say “If I was in charge of Medicaid, I would get rid of limp d!ck pills” rwnj heads would explode starting with rush.

  7. juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    So, he would just be given a position, with less visibility. His views will not change.

    • fibergurl September 17th, 2014 at 4:57 am


  8. whatthe46 September 15th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    “This was a mistake,” Pearce stated. “This mistake has been taken by the media and the left and used to hurt our Republican candidates.”

    you hurt yourselves everytime your let your stupidity roll off your tongue. what was the mistake jackass?

  9. Morgan September 15th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    HAHA! Stupid ass! Got what he deserved!

    • Jhren September 16th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      If he got what he deserved, he would be sterilized.

  10. vito33 September 15th, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    The Republicans criticizing this guy are cheering in private. What they ate saying is, “Hey dude…. Don’t say that in public!”

  11. m2old4bs September 15th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Sadly, his views are in the hearts of quite a few Americans. It’s a cancer in our society that must be eradicated, sooner rather than later.

  12. Dave Girvin September 16th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The repubs true colors… Oh sorry, i said color, i know it scares them.

  13. fibergurl September 17th, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Hey folks! refuge from Rawstory’s update fail here

    Anyway, right-wingnuts always cry they have been taken out of context when they get taken to the cleaners over something they said. I think the female dems in congress need to get OCD about men’s reproductive organs like GOP’er are about ours. That would shake things up alittle.