FORMER Fox10 News anchor Kari Lake resigned in mid-March 2021 to run for governor of Arizona.
Lake’s platform was built on far-right MAGA politics and received support from former President Donald Trump.
Who is Kari Lake?
Republican candidate Kari Lake has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump in his run for governor of Arizona in the November 8, 2022 election.
Lake said she would advance “election integrity bills” to “strengthen our election laws that close loopholes for cheating.”
Speaking to Time Magazine, Lake said, “By the 2024 election, we’ll have fair elections in Arizona, period.”
She also says she wants more controlled abortion rights and eliminate “woke teaching” in schools, block all vaccination mandates and fight legal battles against the Biden administration.
In a rare political move, Lake added a new argument to his platform just a week before the election in a call to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“We need a red wave, and we need to overturn Obamacare and come up with something better,” Lake said at a campaign event.
She referenced the late Republican Senator John McCain who voted against repealing the law.
“They were going to do that, remember? And one of our former senators from Arizona came in late at night and gave the thumbs up. We will never forget that,” Lake said.
If passed, the repeal would leave hundreds of thousands of Arizonans without health care, according to MSNBC.
Who is she running against to become governor?
Lake is running against Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs who was endorsed by former President Barack Obama.
The two are embroiled in a contentious race that will change the future of Arizonans and, if elected, will make changes to the electoral process in the state.
She falsely claimed that President Joe Biden had “lost the election”, adding that he “shouldn’t be in the White House”, and Liz Cheney, the Republican vice president of the Trump inquiry, called Lake threat to American democracy.
“It’s total bulls**t,” Lake told Time Magazine, speaking about Cheney’s accusations.
She continued, “I will certify the 2024 election. Do you know why? Because we’re going to have election integrity bills that will pass that will strengthen our election laws, that will close the loopholes for cheating.”
Hobbs says Lake’s political position prompted her to work harder to win the election.
“With extremists like my opponent trying to divide us, it’s more important than ever that we find ways to come together and create common sense solutions to the problems we all face,” Hobbs told AZ Central.
“This election is not a choice between Democrats and Republicans – it’s a choice between sanity and chaos.
“I am focused on bringing people together to tackle our state’s toughest challenges, and have offered comprehensive plans to reduce costs, solve our water crisis, improve education, and restore health. access to reproductive health care.
“These aren’t Democratic or Republican issues — they’re Arizona issues and they need Arizona solutions,” she said.
A week before the Nov. 8 election, Lake leads against Hobbs by more than three points.
What did Kari Lake say about Nancy Pelosi?
Lake commented on the recent attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, at a rally in Scottsdale, Arizona on Oct. 31.
The Republican candidate was advocating for increased security in schools amid an increase in mass shootings when she addressed the protections given to senior officials.
“Nancy Pelosi, well, she’s protected when she’s in DC,” Lake said, adding, “Apparently her house doesn’t have much protection.”
Paul Pelosi was attacked at his home and seriously injured by hammer blows to the head; David DePape, 36, has been arrested and is charged with the attack.
Lake also said, “If our legislators can have protection, if our politicians can have protection, if our athletes, then certainly the most important people in our lives – our children – should have protection.”
In a separate interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Lake said, “I’m telling the truth… We can’t talk about all these issues because the media told us they were banned.
“You can’t talk about vaccines. You can’t talk about elections. You can’t talk about Paul Pelosi now. You can’t talk about Nancy Pelosi, and you can’t talk about the election, and you can’t talk about Covid.
“And I talk about all of these things because I still believe we have a little bit of the First Amendment left.”
Following the comments, CNN reported that Lake said, “I’ve never done any light [of] the attack.
“I was talking about our kids and why they don’t have better school safety. And I said our politicians have security and our athletes have security and we have to have security for our children.
She called the media coverage of the comments “despicable” and said, “Go back and watch the tape and don’t do any creative editing like the fake media tends to do and you’ll see what I was saying.”