Rep. Liz Cheney has vowed to “do everything” necessary to “make sure Kari Lake is not successful,” including advocating for Democrats, which Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake slammed on Sunday.
Lake, who has been endorsed by Trump, was questioned about Cheney’s vow by Maria Bartiromo on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Lake said, “This may be the largest, finest gift I’ve ever gotten. The residents of Wyoming despise her. I have a strong suspicion that Arizonans feel the same way about Liz Cheney,” she went on to say.
Always Been a RINO
At Saturday’s Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Cheney, who lost her primary to Trump supporter Harriet Hageman last month, made the remarks.
Lake was called an “election denier” and “dangerous” by Cheney, who also said supporting her would “put the republic at peril.”
“Let me lay out the terms, Maria,” Lake said to Bartiromo, “The Republican establishment, the new Republican Party, is one of ‘We The People.’ So, Liz Cheney needs to update her voter registration. She was a Democrat all along.”
Cheney, who made the comments in response to a question about whether or not she would support Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to depose former President Trump.
Cheney made the announcement at the same Texas event, saying she would not be voting for her old GOP opponent Harriet Hageman.
When asked if she would prefer the Democrats to have a majority in the House following the midterms, Cheney responded, “It’s a tough question.”
Wasn’t This Involved in Her Own Primaries
“She’s putting more exertion into sustaining Democrats than she did towards winning her own primary,” Lake said in response to Cheney’s comments.
She’s putting more energy into electing Democrats than she did into winning her own primary lol
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 25, 2022
The remarks were made several weeks after Hobbs said she would not engage Lake before the election.
A discussion Hobbs was supposed to participate in during the Democratic primary was reportedly missed, as reported by the Daily Wire.
In response to the news, Lake said, “Hobbs’ goal is to hide from me, the press, and the voters during the entire campaign and run the clock on the people of Arizona.”
In response to a video clip in which Cheney promised to campaign against Lake, Representative Thomas Massie wrote, “In 2020, when Liz Cheney was the GOP House party chair, she supported my primary opponent. In the end, I had 81% of the vote to his 19%.”
In 2020, when Liz Cheney was the GOP House conference chair, she backed my primary opponent. I won that race 81% to 19%. https://t.co/f1FaORMrNA
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 25, 2022
The latest survey by the Trafalgar Group shows Lake with a 50% to 45.6% advantage over Hobbs, with 4.4% of residents in Arizona still unsure. This means Lake could very well become Arizona’s next governor.
At the same time, Cheney’s primary defeat at the hands of the Trump-endorsed Hageman was 66.3% to 28.9%.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.