AZ Sen. Rogers Rebuked After Calling Florida Combat Vet a 'Communist'

AZ Sen. Rogers Rebuked After Calling Florida Combat Vet a 'Communist'

Politics continue to ugly as both political parties appear to have widespread infighting

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 6, 2022

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers just inserted herself into a hotly contested Republican primary race in Florida, calling her endorsed candidate's opponent, decorated Combat Veteran Cory Mills an "anti audit communist."

Senator Rogers made her remark in a tweet this weekend after the American Conservative Union (ACU) gave Mills a full-throated endorsement over  Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who Sen. Rogers had previously endorsed.

Rep. Sabatini, the former registered Democrat, and now-popular Conservative legislator turned on ACU/CPAC after the group endorsed Mills. Just last year, Rep. Sabatini praised the conservative heavyweight group led by Matt Schlapp and recently touted the 100% rating they had given him in the past.

"WOW—just found out how the “endorsement process” really works within some organizations—absolutely sick! Proud to join the great @bgmasters—one of the best new leaders in the #AmericaFirst movement—in NOT being selected in this rigged “endorsement process," tweeted Rep. Sabatini about an Axios story that questioned the ACU's past endorsements.

"CPAC endorsed RINOs against a couple other candidates I endorsed. Are they Conservative PAC or are they Communist PAC? They endorsed anti-audit Communists against Mr Forensic Audit Anthony Sabatini in Florida and MAGA champion JR Majewski in Ohio," tweeted Sen. Rogers.

Mills quickly called Rogers out, calling her remark against him "baseless and disparaging" and informed her that he supported "audits and election integrity" shortly after the 2020 presidential general election.

"@WendyRogersAZ. Yes, @CPAC endorsed me over your candidate Sabatini. As a result, you made a baseless and disparaging remark “anti audit communist”. Let’s be clear, I have been for audits and election integrity since my Stop The Steal rally in Dec ‘20," responded Mills

Sen. Roger responded to Mills, questioning why he had only "called for audits twice," accusing him of not being "very vocal" in calling for audits.

Mills immediately responded, pushing back against the firebrand legislator.

"Sen Rogers, just because you have not followed my race doesn’t mean I have stopped. Also, I was busy pausing my campaign to save Americans in Afghanistan after Biden left them," added Mills.


Mills was the guy who traveled to Afghanistan with a small team of former special operators and rescued an American family of four from Texas. The family lives in Rep. Ronny Jackson's (R) congressional district. Rep. Jackson told The Floridian that he asked Mills for help after the Biden administration decided to leave Americans stranded in Afghanistan.

The back-and-forth between Mills and Rogers continued, as Rogers appears to dismiss the highly publicized rescue.

"I knew about that and that is very admirable. However, that was back in September. I follow everyone who supports forensic audits. You should have been pushing more. Also, people tell me you gave money to McCarthy and that you are from DC/Virginia area and not Florida," said Rogers.

Again, Mills responded to the hearsay Rogers stated about Mills really living in the "DC/Virginia area and not Florida."

"I’m born/ raised central Florida, went to college in FL, my companies in FL, and I’ve been away for the 7yrs in Iraq, 3 yrs Astan, Kosovo, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Trump appointee at DoD. That takes you away a bit," asserted Mills.


That was the end of the conversation between Rogers and Mills. Rogers has not responded to Mills's last tweet.

Sabatini and Mills are running for Congress in Florida's 7th congressional district. The seat is currently open after Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) decided not to run for re-election. Other Republicans running in the race are former Navy Seal Brady Duke, Erika Benfield, Jeremy Liggett, Scott Sturgill,  and Joseph Cavagna.

***UPDATE—Senator Rogers has blocked Cory Mills after he posted an image of Sabatini painted in blackface.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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