Arizona Republican Kari Lake played a game of make believe when she crowned herself “the duly elected governor” during a call-in to right-wing streaming channel Real America’s Voice this week.
Her opponent was sworn in as governor on Monday, but that hasn’t stopped Lake from making her latest claim.
“They had to pull out all the stops and do this in broad daylight so everyone saw it,” said Lake, who was backed by former President Donald Trump in the 2022 election.
“The way we get it changed is we get the real governor, the duly elected governor, myself, in there to work with lawmakers, to change our laws, put some teeth into the laws, and frankly, we need to recall every one of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.”
An Arizona-based GOP consultant, Chuck Coughlin, told The Hill last week that Lake’s posts on social media, along with the “degradation of Arizona institutions,” is going to hurt her.
“And I don’t really think she’s got a future in terms of her own electoral space here in Arizona,” Coughlin said.