Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake had an incredibly contentious interview with a reporter from the Arizona Republic —or as Lake calls it “the Repugnant.” Lake accuses the reporter of “pestering” and says “the only discussion that the Arizona Republic is interested in is a far-left discussion.
Transcript excerpts and video below [h/t Conservative Brief]:
LAKE: I offered my border policy to the Arizona Republic. Your management refused to take it unless I took out the word invasion, which tells me that you guys are on the side of the cartels
REPORTER: Then why did you agree to do an interview?
LAKE: Because you’ve been pestering me nonstop.
REPORTER: That’s true.
LAKE: The only discussion that the Arizona Republic is interested in is a far-left discussion. And Stacy, you’ve been here 10 months you don’t understand Arizona. I’m sorry to say that. I’m out with people every day. I’m out with hundreds of people every day, 1000s of people some days. They’re fed up but what’s happening at our border. I appreciate your time. We gave you one more question, you asked the question. We’ve given you probably what, five or 10 minutes longer? I appreciate your time, but I’m really prepared for another hit piece from the Republic. The good news is our polling is showing that every day you guys write a hit piece on me or every week, and it’s not sticking because the good people of Arizona—who I have a relationship with and I’ve had a relationship with for 27 years—are not buying the garbage that you guys are peddling.
REPORTER: I don’t understand why you are attacking my you know, having lived here a short period of time. This is a state of newcomers.
LAKE: I’m just saying Stacy you don’t understand what the people of Arizona want. You don’t understand the people because you haven’t had a relationship like I have for 27 years. And you’re here for 10 months acting like you know what the people of Arizona want when it comes to the border. The people of Arizona want to secure state. The people of Arizona want to make sure their kids don’t get their hands on drugs. The people of Arizona want to make sure that the cartels no longer have operational control of our border. And we will when I am governor, take back control of our border. We will finish President Trump’s wall, we will send our Arizona National Guard down to the border, and we will arm them. We’re not going to let people over and when we find people we’re going to send them back.
Watch the video below: