Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial nominee welcomed congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), calling her dangerous, saying electing her would endanger the republic.
Candidate Kari Lake told Maria Bartiromo that Cheney’s remarks may be the best gift she ever got. The two talked during a Sunday broadcast of the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“I mean, the people of Wyoming can’t stand her,” Lake said. “I’m pretty much sure that the people of Arizona don’t like Liz Cheney.”
The face of the anti-Trump movement was soundly spanked in Wyoming’s Republican primary for the state’s lone House seat. Cheney earned just 29 percent of the vote while her Trump-endorsed opponent, Harriet Hageman, had 66 percent of voters select her. The congresswoman’s loss is probably worse since many of her voters were Democrats who switched parties to vote for her in the GOP primary.
“In this election, you have to vote for the person who actually believes in democracy,” Cheney said at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin Saturday.
Lake, who won a nail-biter of a primary thanks to support from former President Donald Trump, shrugged off Cheney’s caustic comments.
“Here’s the deal, Maria,” she explained. “The Republican party, the new Republican party, is the party of ‘We The People,’ it is no longer the party of warmongers. And so, Liz Cheney should probably change her voter registration.”
“Turns out she really is a Democrat after all.”
The Wyoming representative’s remarks responded to a question about whether she would campaign for Lake’s opponent, Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
“She’s putting more energy into electing Democrats than she did into winning her own primary lol,” Lake laughed in a Twitter post.
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