Arizona Republican Kari Lake who missed becoming governor by 17,000 votes in the midterm sparred about her election loss with Piers Morgan.
The conversation between them during an episode of “Piers Morgan Uncensored” began with Lake being questioned why she gave up her previous career as a network news anchor.
“What on Earth possessed you to give up a lovely job like this to get into what can often be a hell-hole of political life?” Morgan asked her.
She responded that was a good question because she did love being a broadcast journalist, which she did for almost three decades.
“During COVID, I really had an epiphany — a wake-up call — that what was being pushed by the corporate mainstream news was half-truths and fear tactics and really was just dividing our country,” Lake commented. She added she was interested in being associated with those efforts.
She noted she walked away from a successful job with a massive paycheck and that she had no clue about politics. Lake said she had to call the Arizona Republican Party to ask them how one goes about running for office.
“I’m really, at the heart of it, just a mom who’s concerned about where our state is going,” she said, adding, “so that’s how I ended up running for office.”
Lake lamented the election did not go her way “because we have a lot of fraud in our elections.”
Eventually, the British broadcaster brought the interview around to her continuing fight to have the 2022 election results overturned in her favor.
“I don’t mind your fighting spirit, but it does come a point when for the future of democracy, you and Donald Trump have to accept at some point you lost an election,” Morgan said, “Otherwise, the entire system collapses.”
“If your simple response to losing is always, ‘we didn’t lose, we won,’ then democracy dies,” he postulated.
The unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate stated she would have conceded the election if she felt she had lost fair and square.
“I’m fighting for the people of Arizona,” she claimed. “In Arizona, I can’t walk 10 feet without an Arizonan saying, ‘I voted for you, everybody I know voted for you, our ballot was rejected on Election Day, please keep fighting for us.’”
Lake next declared her indifference about the British broadcaster’s opinion about her.
“I don’t mean any offense to you, but I frankly don’t give a damn what you think,” Lake said. “I’m fighting for the people of Arizona.”
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