Katie Hobbs reamed when footage shows her laughing, stammering through oath of office

Despite banning reporters from the swearing-in ceremony, a clip of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs laughing and stammering her way through the oath of office is still making the rounds.

The 13-second video has enraged watchers who don’t “see anything to laugh about” in such a solemn moment.


Hobbs, who narrowly defeated Republican opponent and Trump-endorsed Kari Lake, was excoriated by critics online for her behavior. The Kari Lake War Room Twitter account led the charge with promises of “justice” as she continues her legal challenge of Hobbs’ controversial win.

“This is one of the darkest moments in the history of Arizona. An illegitimate ‘Governor’ laughing in the face of our constitution. But it’s always darkest before the dawn. We will expose this fraud for the world to see. Justice is coming. [Katie Hobbs] won’t be laughing then,” the message warns.

The same account responded to a statement from Hobbs regarding the governor’s “100 Days Initiative.”

“Don’t get too comfortable,” it reads. “You’re in [Kari Lake’s] chair.”

Lake was joined by many on social media who did not approve of Hobbs’ decorum:

The full ceremony can be observed below:


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