Glenn Youngkin Defends Endorsing Election Denier Kari Lake For Arizona Governor

by | Oct 10, 2022 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Sunday defended his decision to endorse Kari Lake, a far-right election denier, for governor of Arizona, and to campaign with her later this month.Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Youngkin said he won his race against former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in November 2021, becoming the first Republican to win the office since 2009, by building a broad coalition of voters. He said the Republican Party needs to move forward ― perhaps a tacit suggestion that the GOP should spend less time dwelling on former President Donald Trump’s false claims that voter fraud affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.Advertisement“What I found in Virginia was that we could bring together ‘Forever Trumpers’ and ‘Never Trumpers,’ and libertarians and Tea Party members, and, oh, by the way, lots of independents and lots of Democrats,” Youngkin said. “I think that the Republican Party has to be a party where we are not shunning people and excluding them, because we don’t agree on everything. We just don’t agree on everything.”Youngkin added that Arizona needs to elect a Republican who will promote GOP priorities.“What Arizona deserves is a Republican governor who will keep taxes down, who will support school choice, who will bring companies into the economy to create opportunity,” Youngkin said.Lake has claimed the 2020 election was illegitimate and “corrupt.” She’s received the endorsement of Trump, who campaigned with her in Arizona this past weekend. As a candidate, she has also spoken against COVID-19 vaccines and mask manda …

Article Attribution | Read More at Article Source

Share This