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Kari Lake Urges Supporters to Arm Themselves Ahead of Election

Kari Lake, a top ally of Donald J. Trump, who is running for a Senate seat in Arizona, on Sunday called on her supporters to arm themselves ahead of an “intense” period leading up to the election, urging them to “brace in Glock,” referring to a brand of firearm.

“The next six months are going to be intense,” Ms. Lake said at a rally in Lake Havasu City. “We’re going to fasten our seat belts. We’re going to put on our helmet – or your Kari Lake cap. We will put on the armor of God. And maybe strap a Glock to the side of us just in case.

The crowd roared in approval and she continued, “You can put one here,” pointing to the side of her hip, “and one in the back or one in the front.” Whatever you guys decide. Because we are not going to be victims of a crime. We are not going to have our second amendment taken away. We are certainly not going to see our First Amendment taken away by these tyrants.”

Asked about Ms. Lake’s remarks on Tuesday, Alex Nicoll, a campaign representative, said that “Kari Lake speaks clearly about the Second Amendment right for Arizonians to defend themselves.”

This is not the first time Ms. Lake has hinted at armed conflict with her and her supporters. Last year, she said, “If you want to get to President Trump, you’re going to have to go through me, and you’re going to have to go through 75 million Americans like me.” And I’ll tell you, most of us are members of the NRA, referring to the National Rifle Association. She added: “It’s not a threat, it’s a public service announcement. »

His voice is just one in a growing chorus of violent, authoritarian or otherwise aggressive political rhetoric from Mr. Trump and his allies. The former president shared a video late last month featuring an image of President Biden, his Democratic rival, tied up. He also said migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country” and called his political opponents last year “vermin” that needed to be “rooted out.”

And Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, on Monday urged people whose routes were blocked by pro-Palestinian protesters to “take matters into their own hands” and confront the violators, endorsing the use of physical force against peaceful demonstrators.

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