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Kari Lake Calls On Supporters To ‘Strap on a Glock’ in Arizona Senate Race

Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake, who has been a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, sparked controversy by encouraging her supporters to carry Glock pistols in preparation for upcoming elections. 

During a rally on Sunday, Lake stressed the need for thorough preparation in the six months leading up to the November 5 elections. 

At the rally, Lake asked attendees to “put on the armor of God” and suggested carrying a Glock pistol for protection. 

She pointed to her hip, saying, “You can put one [Glock] here. And one in the back, or one in the front, whatever you guys decide.” 

Despite requests for clarification, Lake’s campaign did not respond to questions regarding her statements.

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Lake is running for the Republican nomination in the election to succeed the retiring Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

She is known for her close ties to Trump and her previous career as a local news anchor. 

Her statements come at a crucial time in Arizona politics, with the state’s swing status and role in national elections looming large.

Arizona narrowly voted for Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, making it a battleground state with significant implications for future elections. 

Lake’s remarks coincide with Trump’s ongoing legal battles, including a trial in New York related to alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

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Trump’s rhetoric, which often includes aggressive language, has been echoed by Lake, who warned supporters of what she called “lawfare” against the former president. 

Lake emphasized the importance of the next six months, portraying Trump as a fighter willing to defend his supporters and the country as a whole.

In reference to Trump’s legal battles and the perceived threats against them, Lake rallied her supporters, declaring, “This is the moment we must save our country. He’s willing to sacrifice everything. I am, that’s why they’re coming after us.” 

However, her statements have elicited concerns, especially in light of the violent events that occurred on January 6, 2021, when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol following his speech urging them to “fight like hell.”

As Arizona prepares for a closely contested Senate race, Lake’s controversial remarks have sparked discussions about the use of violent language in politics and the wider implications for public discourse in the state and beyond.

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