Arizona Republican Kari Lake said her gubernatorial campaign had turned into a “movement” when she appeared on Sirius XM. Breitbart News Saturday with host Matthew Boyle.
Lake, a former Fox 10 Phoenix anchor who is running against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs for governor, spoke with Boyle on a number of topics, including her message in the latest days of her campaign, why she quit the news industry and what Tuesday’s hardline Republican victories would mean for the Grand Canyon State.
“Oh, my God, I mean, it’s all on the line. It’s all on the ballot,” Lake said after Boyle asked him for his closing message. “This is the most important election of our time. And that’s not hyperbole. We have a real choice, we’re at a crossroads in Arizona. Either we vote to restore our freedom, save our precious state, secure our border, stop the fentanyl from spilling out, and save our children, or we go the way California took and elect the most left-leaning Democrat in state history. not very smart and looks at California like it’s a utopia, and she’ll try to turn this state into California, we won’t have a border, our elections will be corrupt from now on.
“So that’s what’s on the ballot right now,” she continued. “It’s really about save Arizona or let it go. And I think that’s why the whole country is watching Arizona. They know we need a strong border governor in Arizona to keep the sovereignty of our country and our state and really protect these other states from what happens at the border, because everything goes through Arizona.
As a former news anchor for nearly three decades, Lake possesses great skill when it comes to dealing with conflicting media, and the improvisational and frontal manner in which she challenges reporters at press conferences is reminiscent of former President Donald Trump. When answering questions at these press conferences, Lake always asked reporters for their names and news outlets. Boyle asked her why she was doing this.
“They start looking at me like, ‘Don’t you know my name already?’ And I know their names, but I know the world is watching,” Lake explained. “We put them on the internet and everybody’s watching. And I want them to be held accountable for their reporting, so I want the people, the world watching, know…”This is Joe Smith from this outlet, and this is my question.” And then when they ask a loaded question full of narration, full of an agenda, the world will know who they are. It gives them a certain responsibility. That’s why I asked this question, and then, if they ask the stupid and embarrassing question, they have to live with it.
Lake also shared that she quit the news business due to the media’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
“Well, for me, it was really COVID. COVID was the start of it; a great awakening. I’ve seen corporate media push a single narrative with COVID. I mean, and I was doing my research, and I have kids; I want to make sure we were safe and healthy,” Lake said. “And I find out there were doctors saying, wait a minute, Anthony Fauci is not right about this. We should look at this way of treating people. We shouldn’t quarantine healthy people, we shouldn’t wear masks. And every time you tried to get their point across, and they were credible people, the mainstream media shut everyone down. And I started, I looked back and I was like, ‘Wow, what’s going on with my profession? Aren’t we supposed to dig to find out the truth? Aren’t we supposed to present more than one point of view and let people decide? But there was an absolute blockage of all information that didn’t match what the government was saying, and that was scary. »
“So I walked away from it and quit my career, 27 years spanning this state,” she continued. “I walked away from a huge paycheck, because I wasn’t willing to participate in that kind of propaganda and that kind of lying.”
After leaving her position as Fox 10 Phoenix anchor, Lake says she started hearing from Arizonans who urged her to run for office.
“At first I said, ‘No, I don’t want to do politics. It’s more corrupt than the media,’” Lake recalled. “And then I realized, you know, our founding fathers imagined us ordinary people moving forward; if we don’t, that’s why we end up getting all these corrupt people to do it. And we only had one movement, it’s not even a campaign anymore. It’s a complete movement here in Arizona. We’re going to dig in to find the truth, we’re going to find out who was behind all this COVID nonsense, who imposed all the wrong policies on us and… destroyed people’s businesses, closed our churches and our schools. We’re going to get to the bottom of our elections and fix them so everyone knows they’re fair.