Kari Lake, the Donald Trump-backed Republican who recently lost her bid to become Arizona’s governor, isn’t getting any sympathy from her fellow Republican, Liz Cheney.
Last month, Lake frequently took aim at Cheney and other Republicans. She sarcastically thanks Cheney for endorsing her opponent, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. But when Hobbs won the state’s governorship on Monday, Cheney took the opportunity to fire back at Lake.
Retweeting the Oct. 28 tweet where Lake mockingly thanked her, Cheney wrote, “You’re welcome, @KariLake.”
You’re welcome, @KariLake. https://t.co/5jVFIprwxS
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 15, 2022
According to CNN, Lake’s choice to insult supporters of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain likely led to her loss.
“We don’t have any McCain Republicans in here, do we?” Lake asked during her campaign earlier this month. “Alright, get the hell out.”
“Boy, Arizona has delivered some losers, haven’t they?” she added.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Most polls showed Lake leading Hobbs and Republican US Senate candidate Blake Masters within the margin of error against incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly. Add to that a truly atrocious campaign by the Democrats’ would-be governor, and most insiders expected a Lake victory at least.
She would have won, too, if only she welcomed those McCain Republicans still scattered across the voter rolls.