County elections boss insults voter. Why couldn't he say 'Sorry'?

Maricopa County's top elections official was forced to apologize after he told a voter to "Go f--- yourself." But Democrat Adrian Fontes couldn't explain to 'Sunday Square Off's' Brahm Resnik why he never said "I'm sorry" to the voter.

Maricopa County's top elections official was forced to apologize last week after he told a voter on Facebook to "Go f--- yourself."

But Democratic County Recorder Adrian Fontes never apologized directly to that voter in a five-minute mea culpa on Facebook.

I asked Fontes why he couldn't bring himself to publicly apologize to the person he insulted. He repeatedly tried to dodge the question.

Also on this weekend's "Square Off":

Potential Ward Senate foe met with her patron Bannon

-We meet Republican Jay Heiler, a member of the Arizona Board of Regents who's exploring a run for the U.S. Senate in the wake of Sen. Jeff Flake's retirement announcement. Heiler confirms he met with Stephen Bannon, the Trump-connected patron of GOP candidate Kelli Ward, when Bannon was in Phoenix last month for a Ward rally. Heiler describes why he's a good fit for President Trump.

Diane Douglas' staff sends schools' cash to wrong place - again

-For the second time in a month, an audit has revealed that  Superintendent Diane Douglas' Department of Education misallocated millions of federal dollars that were supposed to go to Arizona schools. Arizona Capitol Times reporter Katie Campbell explains what went wrong and whether more federal money was misdirected.


'Tiny homes' going up for Valley's homeless vets

-You may have heard of "tiny homes" - stand-alone homes that are about the size of a studio apartment. They're going up all over the country. One nonprofit in the Valley is building them for homeless veterans. Elizabeth Singleton of Build Us Hope tells us why homeless vets are suited to tiny homes and when the first home will be occupied.


"Sunday Square Off" airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after "Meet the Press."

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