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Kari Lake booed on stage at Republican event

The jeers came days after news of a scandal broke out, involving Ms Lake and Jeff DeWit

Kelly Rissman
Tuesday 30 January 2024 06:49 GMT
Kari Lake Booed & Heckled at AZ State GOP Election

Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate-turned-Senate-hopeful Kari Lake was booed off the stage in her home state.

“We don’t agree on everything,” Ms Lake can be heard saying while speaking at a Republican event, when someone in the crowd corrected: “Anything!”

“But what we do agree on is that the elections in Arizona are a corrupt mess,” Ms Lake continued. As she paused, she was met with prolonged boos and someone saying, “You did it!”

She replied to the unsupportive crowd: “No? Okay!”

The jeers came days after news of a scandal broke out, involving Ms Lake and her state’s Republican Chair Jeff DeWit, prompting his resignation.

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate and supporter of former President Donald Trump Kari Lake greets people outside of the Fiserv Forum before the start of the first GOP presidential debate on August 23, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)

In a leaked audio recording, Mr DeWit allegedly told Ms Lake that he wondered if “any companies out there or something that could just put her on the payroll to keep her out” of the 2024 election cycle.

Mr DeWit later released a statement claiming the tape was “selectively edited.”

“The recording, from over ten months ago, is not only taken out of context but also undermines the integrity of our party leadership,” the statement continued.

Ms Lake has been a contentious figure in recent years.

She was the Republican nominee for governor of Arizona in 2022. But ever since losing the 2022 election, like Donald Trump, she has baselelly claimed she was a victim of fraud. She has also supported former President Mr Trump’s own 2020 election fraud claims.

Despite her qualms with how the last election played out for her, she decided to jump in the Senate race, where she is vying for independent Sen Kyrsten Sinema’s seat.

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