Kari Lake Eviscerates Reporter After Attempted Gotcha Question

Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake has a black belt in media jiujitsu, and she used it recently when a reporter attempted a deceptive gotcha question that Lake took apart immediately.

During a press conference shortly after President Joe Biden’s Sept. 1, 2022, Independence Hall speech, where he attacked MAGA Republicans, calling them a “threat” and “enemies of the state,” a reporter asked Lake, “You feel like Joe Biden is dividing the county. Do you feel Donald Trump is doing the same by falsely telling people he won that election when he lost it?”

Her reply was factually delivered with gracel. She pointed out that it should not be offensive to question elections, noting it is protected by free speech as guaranteed under the First Amendment.

Her answer was given in a commanding manner. Lake, a seasoned journalist of 25 years, went on to ask, “Since when can we not ask questions about our elections?”

She continued by noting there were allegations of misconduct in Georgia and Pennsylvania. The drop-off boxes were left out in the open, vulnerable to tampering, and with no clear chain of custody. The drop boxes were just one of many issues that arose in the days when ballots were counted.

With her right index finger pointed toward the reporter she continued the admonishment, adding that the 2016 election results were questioned “by people just like you.”

“And nobody tried to shut you up,’ she said. “Nobody tried to tell Hillary Clinton to shut up. Nobody tried to tell Kamala Harris when she was questioning the legitimacy of these electronic voting machines to stop. We have freedom of speech in this country.”

She continued the schooling, saying, “We have freedom of speech in this country and you of all people should appreciate that. You’re supposedly a journalist. You should appreciate that,” Lake said. “What I do see dividing a country is shutting people down, censoring people, canceling people, destroying people’s lives when they do ask questions.”

It’s no wonder Lake’s opponent, current Sec. of State Katie Hobbs (D) is missing in action when it comes to a debate.

She ended by reminding the reporter that we still have a Constitution, though it is “hanging by a thread.”

“And we’re going to save that Constitution,” she said in closing.