Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake wants Democrats and the corrupt corporate media, which constantly demonize the more than 74 million people who voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, to know there’s nothing wrong with asking questions about election irregularities. In response to a question from what appeared to be a journalist at a campaign event, Lake made that abundantly clear.
“You said you feel like Joe Biden is dividing the country, but do you feel like Donald Trump is doing the same by falsely telling people that he won that election when he lost it?” the man asked at a recent “Kari Lake for Governor” event.
It’s a dishonest, straw-man question meant to bait the Trump endorsee into giving the corporate media ammo for their incessant, ridiculous “election denier” smears against candidates such as Lake, but the Republican was unfazed.
“Since when can we not ask questions about our elections?” Lake asked. “As a journalist for many years, I was a journalist after 2016 and I distinctly remember many people, just like you, asking a lot of questions about the 2016 election results, and nobody tried to shut you up.”
Lake’s point is valid. Hillary Clinton, Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and a whole slew of congressional Democrats denied that former President Donald Trump was legitimately elected in 2016. Not only that, but they still tout and fundraise on the lie that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election.
“I don’t see how asking questions about an election where there were many problems is dividing a country,” Lake explained. “What I do see dividing a country is shutting people down, censoring people, canceling people, trying to destroy people’s lives when they do ask questions.”
According to Lake, there’s nothing wrong with Americans exercising their freedom of speech to ask questions about elections. Yet the free press that is protected by the same Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing a right to speech repeatedly uses it to tarnish election-integrity supporters.
“Last I heard, we still have the Constitution. It’s hanging by a thread thanks to some of the work some people in this area have done. But we’re going to save that Constitution and we’re going to bring back freedom of speech. And maybe someday you’ll thank us for that,” Lake concluded.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.