Donald Trump Ally Kari Lake Sparks Controversy With Speech In Front Of Confederate Flag: 'They Stole Our Government'

Zinger Key Points
  • Kari Lake, a Republican Senate candidate, spoke with a Confederate flag behind her while reiterating debunked election fraud claims.
  • Lake continued to perpetuate false claims about the 2020 election results.

At a campaign event in Arizona last week, Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake spoke to supporters with a Confederate flag in the background while echoing debunked election fraud claims.

Lake addressed supporters at the Trumped Store in Show Low, Arizona, with a Confederate battle flag and a yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag displayed behind her, reported The Guardian.

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“America is stepping up. Arizona is stepping forward. It’s time to save this great Republic,” Lake posted on X after the event.

The Confederate flag is widely criticized as a symbol of racism and slavery, and many institutions have distanced themselves from it. In 2020, Mississippi even removed the Confederate emblem from its flag.

“The Kari Lake campaign does not respond to British propaganda outlets. We stopped doing that in 1776,” a spokesperson told The Guardian.

In the video, Lake reiterates baseless claims of election fraud in the 2022 gubernatorial race, which she lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs.

Despite courts dismissing her legal challenges and sanctions against her lawyers for false statements, Lake insists she won, stating, “They stole our government.” She plans to reopen her appeal in the voting machines case.

Lake also continued to assert the false claim that Trump won the 2020 presidential election, framing her belief in election fraud as an advantage in the Senate race.

Widely expected to win the Republican primary on July 30, Lake will then face Democratic congressman Ruben Gallego in November, The Guardian added.

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