Kari Lake is a firecracker, that’s for sure, and the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial candidate is proving that once again this week.
After a harrowing and allegedly controversial loss, Lake is insisting that some tomfoolery was at play in the electoral contest. In fact, she’s so sure of it that she’s now making rather pointed threats against those who may have been involved.
Former television newscaster and failed Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake hinted at violence to a crowd of thousands of conservative activists Sunday, continuing her claim that she had really won last month.
“On Nov. 8, they committed highway robbery,” she said, to chants of “Kari! Kari!”
Lake, who has sued elections administrators alleging fraud, called the Maricopa County elections system a “house of cards” that she promised to take down. “I’m not just going to knock that house of cards over. We’re going to burn it to the ground,” she said. “They messed with the wrong woman. They messed with the wrong movement, of ‘we the people.’ And we’re not going to take it anymore.”
She then told the crowd that the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – was in danger because of current leadership, and that that amendment protected all the others.
That wasn’t all:
“You do not steal our vote and get away with it. You don’t,” she added.
Lake, borrowing a tactic of former President Donald Trump, attacked the news media, urging the audience to turn around and boo the “mainstream media” on a riser.
“Their days are numbered,” she said.
Lake was perhaps one of the most well-known and bombastic MAGA candidates in the myriad of races in 2022’s midterms, and her recent rhetoric appears to have taken some cues from the former President.