Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said that Arizona may be the next locale to charge former President Donald Trump in relation to the aftermath of the 2020 election. The state’s attorney general said this week that he launching an investigation into efforts tied to the former president.
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) said last week that her office is investigating individuals accused of trying to represent the former president in the Electoral College after he narrowly lost the state in 2020.
“We are doing a thorough and professional investigation,” the attorney general said. “We will do it on our timetable, as justice demands.”
Mayes’ comments came after Lake stated that Arizona officials would indict Trump “ASAP.”
Trump currently faces charges in both federal court and from Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis (D).
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D), who defeated Lake last year, said that she sought “accountability” related to the events following the last presidential election.
REPORT: Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs said she wants Attorney General Kris Mayes to indict Trump and his lawyers before retracting her statement.
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Hobbs said that she has “been an advocate for holding folks involved in trying to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 election accountable, and this is part of that process.”
The governor also said that the investigation into Trump’s alleged actions “is an important step forward that I think should move forward and play out in the legal process.”
Following her comments, a spokesperson for the governor said that she “misheard the question.”
Lake accused Hobbs of being a “puppet” of President Joe Biden who was “installed into office.” Lake further said that the governor’s “strings are pulled by the Swamp.”
The former candidate also argued that Hobbs ran a “sham election” in 2022 and was “using her illegitimate office to order her illegitimate AG to INDICT @realDonaldTrump & Grassroots Arizonans. If the fake news is wondering, THIS is what a threat to democracy looks like.”
Lake also tied together the number of indictments against the former president with issues facing Joe and Hunter Biden “and their shady business dealings.”