This past Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stated via a release that an illegal immigrant allegedly broke into the campaign office of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs late last week, all going against her recent claims made when she tried to hurl the blame for the vent onto her political adversary, Republican Kari Lake.
As reported by local media outlets, ICE reported that 36-year-old Daniel Mota Dos Reis of Portugal, who came to the United States in 2018 while registered as a Student, was officially taken into custody this past week on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing.
Mota is “currently at-large for administrative immigration violations for failing to maintain his status as a registered student at an academic institution,” reported Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, a public affairs officer for ICE, to area media outlets.
Witnesses claimed that Mota was spotted while forcing his way into multiple different office suites.
As expressed by local police officials, one of the offices impacted happened to be the campaign headquarters of Hobbs.
As expressed in court records, Mota was involved in a confrontation with police officers back on the 26th of October. At that time he fled from the police and shoved a 60-year-old female security guard before being arrested by area authorities. Later that evening, one patrol officer spotted media reports concerning a campaign burglary that took place two nights prior, in which a picture of Mota was shown on surveillance.
Mota was once again pulled into custody by officers of the Phoenix Police department regarding the campaign headquarters burglary on the night of October 24.
In the wake of the burglary, Hobbs attempted to blame the entire incident on Lake or her “allies” claiming that if they did not do it themselves then they at the very least inspired someone to perform the break-in at her campaign office in their stead.
Hobbs put out a statement after the burglary — which allegedly happened at her campaign headquarters in Phoenix and was quickly reported to local officials — stating that she and her team were working fully with law enforcement in order to look into the incident.
She seemingly suggested that the rhetoric from Lake had stressed tensions and could have pushed her allies to take violent actions.
“Secretary Hobbs and her staff have faced hundreds of death threats and threats of violence over the course of this campaign. Throughout this race, we have been clear that the safety of our staff and of the Secretary is our number one priority,” explained the campaign statement, prior to going on a heavy attack against Lake.
“Let’s be clear: for nearly two years Kari Lake and her allies have been spreading dangerous misinformation and inciting threats against anyone they see fit. The threats against Arizonans attempting to exercise their constitutional rights and their attacks on elected officials are the direct result of a concerted campaign of lies and intimidation,” it went on.
Lake answered the thinly-veiled accusation, explaining to CNN that it was entirely “absurd” and suggested that such a break-in possibly did not even happen the way being claimed by Hobbs’ campaign. “Are you really buying that?” she questioned, going further to add, “Because this sounds like a Jussie Smollett part 2.”
Remember when @katiehobbs accused me of orchestrating a Watergate-style break-in of her campaign office?
Well, it turns out it was a repeat-criminal here in our country illegally.
RETWEET THIS. People must know. pic.twitter.com/tf1k2UJRFZ
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 2, 2022
Mota arrest was officially confirmed by officials within the Phoenix Police Department late last week, stating that authorities discovered absolutely zero evidence connecting Mota’s breaking of Hobbs’ campaign office to any sort of political motivation, or that the burglary itself was staged.