Kari Lake, the Arizona gubernatorial candidate recently endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has embraced fringe far-right figures in her campaign events, including publicly thanking a Nazi sympathizer for his support and appearing with figures linked to the QAnon conspiracy.
Lake posed for a photo and video with far-right personalities Ethan Schmidt-Crockett, the founder of the AntiMaskersClub, who harassed a store specializing in wigs for cancer patients this summer because it required customers to wear masks, and Greyson Arnold, a Nazi sympathizer who has a history of making White nationalist, racist, antisemitic and pro-Nazi statements, including once calling Adolf Hitler “a complicated historical figure which many people misunderstand.”
“Anti-maskers club here with Kari Lake,” said Schmidt-Crockett alongside Lake and Arnold in the video. “America First,” they each said. After Arnold posted a photo of the trio on Twitter, Lake replied, “It was a pleasure to meet you, too.”
Read the full article. Last month Lake had dinner with Ron Watkins, the alleged Q himself of QAnon. Watkins is running for Congress.
AZ gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, recently endorsed by Trump, has embraced fringe far-right figures in her campaign events, including publicly thanking a Nazi sympathizer for his support and appearing with figures linked to QAnon, a KFile review finds. https://t.co/JDJ64Pdl2N
— CNN (@CNN) November 5, 2021
Trump’s Pick for Arizona Governor Just Had Dinner With QAnon’s Ron Watkins https://t.co/pTivZbQJVU
— Marc-André Argentino (@_MAArgentino) October 13, 2021
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) September 28, 2021
Mike Lindell is one of the Great Patriots of our time. I am so incredibly honored to have his Endorsement. He has put EVERYTHING on the line to restore our Elections.
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) September 23, 2021
Kari Lake posed for an “Antimaskers Club” video with bigot Ethan Schmidt who burns rainbow flags.
This is who Trump endorsed. pic.twitter.com/mnTFqdjaAZ
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) September 28, 2021