This past Sunday, Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake called out the comments made by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who made petty promises to “do everything” possible in order to “make sure Kari Lake is not elected,” up to and including actively campaigning for the Democratic opponent.
While making an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures,” on Fox News, the show’s host, Maria Bartiromo, questioned the Trump-backed Lake about her thoughts on the vows from Cheney.
“That might be the biggest, best gift I’ve ever received,” expressed Lake. “I mean, the people of Wyoming can’t stand her, I’m pretty much sure that the people of Arizona don’t like Liz Cheney,” she went on.
Cheney, who ended up being soundly beaten in her own primary election by the Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman this past month, issued these statements while attending the Texas Tribune Festival this past Saturday in Austin.
“In this election, you have to vote for the person who actually believes in democracy,” explained Cheney. Making reference to Lake as an “election denier” and “dangerous,” all while claiming that if she were elected she would end up “putting the Republic at risk.”
“Here’s the deal, Maria. The Republican party, the new Republican party is the party of ‘We The People,’ it is no longer the party of warmongers,” explained Lake to Bartiromo. “And so, Liz Cheney should probably change her voter registration. Turns out she really is a Democrat after all.”
Cheney, who issued the comments when she was questioned as to whether or not she would be working at campaigning for Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Lake’s opponent for the race, was one of the group of Republicans within the House that stepped up to try and vote to impeach former president Donald Trump. Out in Texas at the very same vent, Cheney claimed that she would not be issuing her vote for her former GOP rival, Harriet Hageman.
“It’s a tough question,” Cheney shot back when questioned about if she would prefer to have Democrats maintain their majority within the House in the wake of the midterms.
Lake issued a response via social media to the comments from Cheney, stating, “She’s putting more energy into electing Democrats than she did into winning her own primary lol.”
She’s putting more energy into electing Democrats than she did into winning her own primary lol
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 25, 2022
These statements take place just a few weeks after Hobbs officially announced that she would not try and debate Lake prior to the election.