Republicans Flock to Arizona to Embrace Kari Lake’s Extremism
October 4, 2022
As national Republicans prepare to blitz Arizona in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement:
“Kari Lake is as extreme as they come – from touting Arizona’s 1901 abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest to endorsing Donald Trump’s Big Lie that incited an attack on our Capitol. It’s no surprise that national Republicans are flocking to Arizona to embrace Lake and echo her ultra-MAGA agenda because this is exactly what the Republican Party stands for today.”
As national Republicans like Republican Party leader Donald Trump, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz campaign alongside Kari Lake, here’s what you need to know about the ultra-MAGA agenda they’re supporting:
Kari Lake touted Arizona’s 1901 abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest as a “great law,” and has said that she’s “incredibly thrilled” to have and enforce a law that would criminalize doctors and people providing abortion care.
Kari Lake: “I’m incredibly thrilled that we are going to have a great law that’s already on the books, I believe it’s ARS 13-3603.”
Kari Lake: “I’m pro-life. I’ve never backed away from that and never will I.”
Axios: “Both Lake and Taylor Robson said they would support and enforce Arizona’s pre-Roe ban on abortion, which would prohibit the procedure in nearly all cases and would criminalize doctors who perform it.”
Lake is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump’s Big Lie and has said that she would not have certified Biden’s 2020 victory in Arizona. Lake has suggested that she will not accept the results of her upcoming election if she loses.
Insider: “Kari Lake, a Republican candidate for Arizona governor, said she ‘would not have certified’ the 2020 election results.”
Vanity Fair: “Kari Lake, a former local news anchor, was declared the GOP primary winner in Arizona’s gubernatorial race on Thursday night after she had spent days fuming over unfounded voter-fraud allegations. Lake, who was endorsed by Donald Trump early in the primary, is an outspoken proponent of the former president’s ‘stolen election’ claims, with so-called election integrity being a top priority of her campaign.”
AZ Mirror: “Kari Lake, a former news anchor, is a staunch supporter of Trump’s baseless claims that he won the 2020 election. The GOP nominee in Arizona is also endorsed by Trump and has suggested that she won’t accept the results of her upcoming election if she loses.”