A Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor is claiming that the January 6 Capitol rioters were ‘invited in by Capitol Police’
Kari Lake, Trump’s pick for Arizona governor, claimed that the Capitol rioters were “invited in by Capitol Police.”
Lake is one of the candidates running in the 2022 gubernatorial election in Arizona.
She received Trump’s endorsement after she suggested that he be added to Mount Rushmore.
A Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor claimed that the Capitol rioters were “invited in by Capitol Police,” appearing to push an unproven narrative that the riot was nonviolent.
“They haven’t been charged with a crime, and they were invited in by Capitol Police,” Kari Lake said during an interview with conservative news network RSBN at former President Donald Trump’s Oct. 10 rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
There is no evidence that the Arizona election results were unfairly skewed in favor of President Joe Biden. Arizona GOP officials testified before Congress on October 7 that Biden won “free, fair, and accurate elections,” per the results of a Republican-driven vote audit in Maricopa County. However, Trump has continued to falsely claim the audit uncovered “undeniable evidence” of fraud.
In his endorsement of Lake, Trump wrote that “few can take on the Fake News Media like Kari,” adding that she would make the “MAGA movement very proud.”
Trump also took the opportunity to hit out at Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during his endorsement of Lake’s candidacy, saying Lake “will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey – won’t even be a contest!”