Responding to a question by a journalist, Lake fiercely defended the right of Americans to speak freely, even about controversial issues such as election integrity.
Journalist: You said you feel like Joe Biden is dividing the country, but do you feel like Donald Trump is doing the same by falsely telling people he won the election when he lost it?
Kari Lake: How does that divide the country? Questioning an election where there were obviously problems is dividing the country? Since when can we not ask questions about elections? I was a journalist for 20 years, I distinctly remember after 2016 many people just like you asking a lot of questions about the 2016 election results. And nobody tried to shut you up. nobody tried to tell Hillary Clinton to shut up. nobody tried to tell Kamala Harris when she was questioning the legitimacy of these electronic voting machines. We have freedom of speech in this country. You are supposedly a journalist. You should appreciate that. So I don't see how asking questions about an election where there were many problems is dividing the country. What I do see dividing the country is shutting people down, censoring people, canceling people, and trying to destroy people's lives when they do ask questions. Last I heard, we still have the Constitution, but it is hanging by a thread thanks to the work some people in this area have done. We're going to save that Constitution and bring back freedom of speech, and maybe some day you'll thank us for that.
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For background: Hillary Clinton openly cast doubt on the 2016 election results, many in her party never accepted Donald Trump as legitimate President. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams, who to this day has not conceded her loss in the 2018 gubernatorial elections, is not censored, but is instead running for re-election, with full access to main line social and legacy media.
Donald Trump on the other hand is barred from all main line social media and even legacy media, as a former President of the United States no less. The Biden-Harris regime just had armed goons sent into his private residence to intimidate him and his voters into silence with a raid authorized by petty-fascist Merrick Garland.