In the face of harassment from the left, this conservative won’t back down.
Kari Lake, a Republican running for governor of Arizona, said on KAZT-TV on Sunday that she is determined to control the immigration situation and presented her proposals for border security if she is elected in November.
Lake remained steadfast in her commitment to label the state’s issue with illegal immigration as an “invasion,” despite the backlash it received from businesses and attempts to deny it the right to host the NFL’s 2023 Super Bowl.
In case she is elected governor, Lake was asked by interviewer Mike Broomhead if the NFL would move the Super Bowl LVII from its current location at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
Broomhead used the NFL’s decision to relocate the 1993 Super Bowl from Tempe, Arizona, where it was originally slated to take place, to Pasadena, California, as a model. Arizona voters had rejected a holiday honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. in a 1990 referendum.
(In a 1992 referendum, Arizona voters approved the holiday.)
Former TV journalist Lake declared, “I’m not going to be taking marching orders from the NFL,”
“I’m taking marching orders from the people of Arizona.”
"I don’t answer to the @NFL
I answer to the people of Arizona.
If the NFL wants to play chicken over the 2023 Super Bowl, I can promise you that I win that game." pic.twitter.com/8KtnIk28io
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 24, 2022
In support of her border proposals, Lake cited the widespread fentanyl epidemic, much of which is brought into the US through smuggling activities across the border with Mexico.
“I talk to parents all the time,” Lake remarked, becoming impassioned (about the 18-minute mark in the video below).
“Hardest thing in the world is having a mother come up to you and tell you that she lost her 19-year old because he took a pill… He didn’t know it came from Mexico, from the cartels.”
In reaction to the record-breaking influx of illegal immigrants under President Joe Biden, much of which occurs in Arizona, Lake used a state governor’s power under Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution (around the 16:30 mark of the video) to declare an invasion.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Such a declaration could pave the way for state authorities to use new powers to secure the territory of the state, such as buffed state immigration enforcement or the use of state National Guard forces in securing the southern border.
This was originally supposed to be a debate event, but Lake’s Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs has completely refused to appear on the same stage with Lake.
“Unfortunately my opponent doesn’t have the courage and doesn’t have the respect for the people of Arizona to show up here, sit on this stage and take the same questions,” Lake said of Hobbs. CONTINUE READING…