After leaving Fox News thanks to the network’s steady descent into “liberalism,” a former anchor has just announced her intention to run for Governor of Arizona as a Republican.
Kari Lake, who was the co-anchor of “Hook & Lake” at Fox News affiliate KSAZ-TV for 22 years, says that she resigned from her job because she no longer felt “proud” to work as a member of the media. She has long been an advocate for a “wider range of viewpoints” within the media.
“Hypocrisy, double standards, bias, misleading coverage are all commonplace in society and newsrooms,” Lake said when discussing the fact that the mainstream media covers stories with a slant that is often hostile toward conservatives.
Lake officially declared her candidacy for governor in a video posted on Twitter.
My fellow Arizonans, I have an announcement pic.twitter.com/7D5tE7rwEq
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) June 2, 2021
“That’s exactly what that ugliness and cancel culture and name-calling is meant to do: keep people from speaking out, getting involved and doing the right thing. If we all cower when the media, social media trolls and hateful people try to hurt us, we will never accomplish great things,” the former Fox News anchor said.
“I am running for Governor of Arizona because I care too deeply about this state and the wonderful people who live here to sit on the sidelines and watch us adopt the same policies that left California in shambles,” she continued.
“The Democrats around the country and in Arizona have gone CRAZY and if they win the Governor’s seat, they will turn us into California or worse. I want to see my kids remain here in Arizona … and I want my grandkids to be Arizonans. We must ensure the opportunities that brought so many of us here in the first place don’t dry up,” Lake added.
Lake also praised South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem and former President Donald Trump:
“Noem told the people of South Dakota of the risks and let them make decisions on how to protect themselves. Personal responsibility is something Americans need to get reacquainted with. Our God given and Constitutional rights have been trampled-on and it is frightening to watch. I would never force businesses, churches and schools to shut down.
Tell the people the risks, then let them decide how best to proceed.
I admire President Trump. He gave up a lot to run for office. The onslaught of criticism, dishonest and destructive reporting kept people from hearing the good things he was doing for our economy, our security, and peace around the world,” she noted of the country’s 45 president.”
The former Fox News anchor also called out Joe Biden and the Democrats for their horrible border policies.
“Obviously what is happening at our southern border is a disaster,” Lake said. “Think about this, the Mexican criminal cartels are now in control of our borders. They are deciding who comes across. And when the criminal cartels are in charge that means more crime, more human trafficking, and more drugs making their way into our neighborhoods. It’s dangerous, it’s inhumane and it must stop. We need to be in charge of who comes across our border, not the cartels.”
“We are at a critical time in Arizona. I fear without a candidate who can win, we will see Arizona decline. We will have far-left Democrats in office pushing an agenda that tilts even more toward socialism,” she added.