Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) apparently got confused when responding to a question about a military training program that conspiracy theorists have said may be an attempt to take over Texas.
The website AZCentral reported on Saturday that Ducey was asked for his take on Jade Helm 15, the exercise that is set to take place later this year in Arizona and six other western states. The question came after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered the state guard to oversee the military training taking place in Texas.
“I believe what you’re referring to, we have been briefed on,” Ducey said, according to AZCentral. “We’re following what’s going on in Texas with great interest, and we’re going to cooperate with the federal government and federal authorities and be supportive in any way we can to protect the citizens of Arizona.”
However, according to AZCentral, Ducey’s office later called to tell reporters that Ducey had confused Jade Helm 15 with another issue. The issue he’d confused it for was never disclosed, the website noted. AZCentral said it followed up to ask Ducey’s office for his take on Jade Helm 15 but received no response.