Kari Lake urges supporters to arm themselves before election | ET REALITY


Kari Lake, a top Donald J. Trump ally running for a Senate seat in Arizona, asked her supporters on Sunday to arm themselves ahead of an “intense” run-up to the election, urging them to “buckle up.” a belt”. Glock,” referring to a brand of firearm.

“The next six months are going to be intense,” Lake said during a rally in Lake Havasu City. “Let’s put on our seat belts. We will put on the Kari Lake helmet or cap. Let’s put on the armor of God. And maybe put a Glock next to us just in case.”

The crowd roared in approval and she continued: “You can put one here,” pointing to the side of her hip, “and one in the back or one in front. What you decide. Because we are not going to be victims of crime. They are not going to take away our Second Amendment. “We certainly are not going to let these tyrants take away our First Amendment.”

When asked about Ms. Lake’s comments Tuesday, Alex Nicoll, a campaign representative, said, “Kari Lake is clearly speaking about the Second Amendment right Arizonans have to defend themselves.”

It is not the first time that Lake alludes to an armed conflict with her and her followers. Last year, she said: “If you want to get to President Trump, you’re going to have to go through me and you’re going to have to go through 75 million Americans like me. And I’m going to tell you that most of us are card-carrying members of the NRA,” referring to the National Rifle Association. And she added: “That’s not a threat, that’s a public service announcement.”

His voice is just one more in a growing chorus of violent, authoritarian or aggressive political rhetoric from Trump and his allies. The former president shared a video late last month that showed an image of President Biden, his Democratic rival, tied up. He has also said that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country” and described his political opponents last year as “vermin” that needed to be “extirpated.”

And Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Monday urged people whose routes were blocked by pro-Palestinian protesters to “take matters into their own hands” and confront violators, endorsing the use of physical force against peaceful protesters. .

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