Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was among the many audio system at CPAC in DC over the weekend. Lake used her speech to once more promote the falsehood that she received her election final November. Two courts have now dominated that she lacks proof to again up her claims.
However, Lake’s predictable complaints about non-existent election fraud aren’t the rationale a clip of her went viral. That was all the way down to her describing former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon as a “Patriotic stud muffin”. Bannon has been a constant supporter of Lake.
Kari Lake used her speech at CPAC to declare that Steve Bannon is “a modern-day George Washington”: “I call him the patriotic stud muffin.” pic.twitter.com/fPnvFOioRX
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) March 4, 2023
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Lake’s description prompted a lot remark on-line.
This alone is adequate argument for her being consigned to an establishment.
— Michael Marshall Smith (@ememess) March 4, 2023
— Christopher Moore (@TheAuthorGuy) March 4, 2023
— Badd Company (@BaddCompani) March 6, 2023
The solely similarity between George Washington and Steve Bannon is each seldom bathed. In the 1700’s it was the customized. In the twenty first century it’s revolting.
— Warren Topelius (@WTopelius) March 4, 2023
I name him the foulest, most boorish, unpatriotic, traitorous, anti-American convicted felony and grifter within the nation
— deborah (@debsei) March 4, 2023
That is a few main league sucking up. Wow. pic.twitter.com/GsfkhJk6yR
— sufficient (@diana_platts) March 4, 2023
Elsewhere throughout her speech, Lake claimed “powerful people back East” had supplied her a lovely job on an organization board, with an enormous wage. But solely she’d get out of politics. She stated she turned it down the “bribe”. Online, many thought this story was up there with Lake’s election fraud claims.
— A.M.W. (@AmieMcWayne) March 5, 2023
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Despite going through mockery and skepticism on-line, Lake clearly went down nicely with the CPAC crowd. She got here prime in a straw ballot of attendees after they had been requested who they’d wish to see as Vice President nominee in 2024.
Trump received the President nominee ballot with 60% of the vote (Ron DeSantis got here second with 20%). For VP, Lake polled 20%, placing her forward of DeSantis (14%) and Nikki Haley (10%).
Lake’s official marketing campaign Twitter account acknowledged the ballot. It once more took the chance to push her huge lie. The account tweeted, “We’re flattered, but unfortunately our legal team says the Constitution won’t allow for her to serve as Governor and VP at the same time.”
We’re flattered, however sadly our authorized group says the Constitution received’t permit for her to function Governor and VP on the identical time. pic.twitter.com/gFV3z3wtxB
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) March 4, 2023