Appearing on the Glenn Beck podcast, Kari Lake, Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial candidate, pushed back on rumors about her religious beliefs and discussed her Christian faith.
Speaking with Beck about her spiritual journey over the past few years and how she returned to the faith following her being “canceled” in 2019 thanks to a hot mic capturing her using some vulgar language in reference to a local paper and its reporting on her, Lake said:
“I got canceled in 2019. I got canceled really hard because of a live mic situation that somehow got let out.
“Looking back at the live mic situation, I think it’s kind of funny. You’ll have to Google it. I won’t say what I said on here, Glenn. I don’t want to get you canceled, but what I said was the truth, the unabashed truth, and I got canceled.
“It gave me great stress because, at the time, I wasn’t ready to leave my job, and I felt that I’d done everything right, and I’d been good to people, and here I was getting raked over the coals.
“The first time you get canceled, it’s pretty tragic at the time — now I laugh at getting canceled, I get canceled every day by somebody — and so I prayed to God really hard. I mean, I was like down on my knees saying, ‘Get me through this. This is painful. Will I survive this?’
“And the next day, the cavalry came through. All of a sudden, my supporters just started coming, and I guess they overwhelmed the TV station with phone calls and emails. They started showing me love and support, and I said to God, ‘thank you. You did that.'”
Watch Lake talk with Beck about her faith and the cancelation incident here:
As background, Lake could be heard on a hot mic cursing about a local newspaper that exposed her as having a Parler account back in 2019, saying “F*** them, they’re 20-year-old dopes. That’s a rag for selling marijuana.”
That comment came after her co-host said “I think they just think it’s been branded as a far-right kind of place … so they don’t want you tied into anything like that where you’re going to get blowback from the New Times or whoever it is.”
Lake groaned, saying “Jesus,” and the co-host followed up, saying “I know, but then they’re in a position where they’ve got to explain it, or you’ve got to explain it.”
His comments were in reference to the Fox News network at which Lake was working; it wanted her to delete her Parler account after she was exposed as having one. Watch the hot mic moment here:
Lake has been in the news recently for her taking a hardline, MAGA stance in the gubernatorial race in Arizona. She’s so far refused to back down on issues like voter fraud, policing, and in mocking RINOs like Liz Cheney for fighting against her.
Thanks to that fighting spirit and her commitment to the MAGA agenda, Lake received Trump’s endorsement for the gubernatorial race in 2021.
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