Kari Lake Calls On Arizona GOP Chair To Resign

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    Kari Lake speaking with supporters at a "Stand for Freedom" rally at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

    On Wednesday, Arizona GOP chairman Jeff Dewit resigned after leaked audio appeared to show him attempting to bribe Senate candidate Kari Lake.

    On Tuesday, Lake demanded the chair resign after a recording surfaced of him appearing to offer Lake money in exchange for ending her Senate campaign.

    The recording, first reported by The Daily Mail, purports to capture DeWit offering Lake money in exchange for her staying out of politics for two years.

    “There are very powerful people who want to keep you out,” DeWit reportedly told Lake in the recording, saying only that these figures were from the “east.”

    “Just say, is there a number at which,” DeWit begins, before being cut off.

    “I can be bought? That’s what it’s about,” Lake retorted.

    “You can take a pause for a couple of years,” DeWit continued. “You can go right back to what you’re doing.”

    Lake said she would not accept a billion dollars to leave the Senate race.

    The former TV news anchor and current rising MAGA star’s Senate campaign has been met with some hesitation from Republican strongholds who would reportedly prefer a stronger fundraiser in the race.

    She said Tuesday that she didn’t have anyone in mind to replace DeWit.

    “I haven’t given it a lot of thought. What I want to do is make sure we get the corrupt people out,” she said.

    On Monday, the chair of the Maricopa County GOP, Craig Berland, also called on DeWit to resign.

    “If this is, in fact, true, I’m asking AZGOP Chairman Jeff DeWit to resign,” he said in a statement about the recording.

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