Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has released a statement in support of former President Donald Trump, who has been indicted and is facing criminal charges.
Lake described the situation as a “dark moment in the history of our nation,” and criticized what she sees as the weaponization of the criminal justice system by the radical left to destroy Trump.
“Jailing your political opponents based on politically-motivated grievances is something you’d expect to see out of third-world dictatorships or banana republics,” Lake said in her statement.
“But now, after a years-long assault on our Constitution, the radical left has accelerated this country’s descent into a broken system that allows for the political persecution of ANYONE who threatens the status quo.”
Lake went on to express her support for Trump and called on others to do the same.
“President Trump denies any wrongdoing. He has produced multiple pieces of evidence from the Grand Jury’s star witnesses, (Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen) refuting these accusations,” Lake said.
“The DA has NO CASE. This political prosecution should receive bipartisan condemnation.”
Lake concluded her statement by warning that the precedent set by Trump’s indictment threatens to further divide the country, which she described as “already on the verge of tearing itself apart.”
“Only cowards are willing to bend the law in order to silence the will of the American People,” she said. “I unequivocally stand beside President Donald J. Trump and in defense of the rule of law. I am calling on all others to do the same.”