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Group unable to meet with Rep. Schweikert brings cardboard cutout to rally

By Matthew Casey
Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 5:54pm
Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 9:38am

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The group Stand Indivisible rallies on a Phoenix street with a cardboard cutout of Rep. David Schweikert on June 14, 2023.

Members of a group calling itself Stand Indivisible posted up on a Phoenix sidewalk Wednesday next to a life-size cardboard cutout of U.S. Rep. David Schweikert. 

The group of independent voters, retirees and military veterans say they’ve spent years unsuccessfully trying to get a sit-down meeting with the Republican lawmaker.

U.S. Navy veteran Nick Prestera says Schweikert’s Scottsdale office is really a fortress that is always locked.  

“The cutout symbolizes the man we can never talk to. The man who never listens to us,” Prestera said. 

Schweikert’s office did not reply to a request for comment.

He won a seventh term in the U.S. House last year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to an editing error, the headline on this story has been changed to clarify where the rally took place.