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The crowd at former president Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday repeatedly chanted "lock him up" when speakers, including Trump himself, mentioned Dr. Anthony Fauci's name.
Some speakers also spewed dangerous rhetoric about Fauci, including Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ).
"When we’re back in the majority, I’ll get to see Anthony Fauci and ask him some important questions because that man has been a destroyer," Biggs said of Fauci. After the crowd chanted "lock him up," Biggs added: "Let’s see what happens to Dr. Fauci."
Another speaker, Trump-backed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, told the crowd: "I want to lock somebody down, and it's that liar Dr.Fauci."
After the crowd chanted "lock him up," Lake called Fauci "bad news" and said she also wants to imprison "anybody who was involved in that corrupt shady, shoddy election of 2020. Lock them up."
The crowd also erupted into a "lock him up" chant during Trump's speech, after the former president said Fauci is "like the king."
Biggs: When we\u2019re back in the majority, I\u2019ll get to see Anthony Fauci and ask him some important questions because that man has been a destroyer\nCrowd: *chants lock him up*\nBiggs: Let\u2019s see what happens to Dr. Faucipic.twitter.com/K8SD9zpASb— Acyn (@Acyn) 1642292876
Trump-endorsed AZ gov. candidate @KariLake\u00a0spews dangerous rhetoric listing off who she wants to lock up:\n\n"I want to lock somebody down, and it's that liar Dr.Fauci" and "anybody who was involved in that corrupt shady, shoddy election of 2020. Lock them up."pic.twitter.com/GkxsRys6Ef— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1642296821
Fauci is the new Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/1aGW2evQbx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 16, 2022
Speaking at Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed no computers or voting machines will be used in 2022 midterm elections.
Lindell told the crowd that things have actually gotten better for Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was stolen during the last year.
"The reason I say that is because everybody now is out there with no fear, and we all know what happened, and it's all going to get corrected, and it's been on God's timing, not our timing, and I will promise you this: There's not going to be any election done with any machines or any computers in 2022," Lindell said.
In an interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network after his speech, Lindell claimed he's preparing to launch "a replacement for the machines," which he called "paper on steroids."
"It’s the most awesome paper you've ever seen," he said. "You can’t copy it. It’s better than money."
Lindell is currently facing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over his false claims about the 2020 election. He has for months been promising a Supreme Court lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election results, but the complaint has never materialized.
Asked about the lawsuit on Saturday, Lindell said "it's coming," blaming the delay on state attorney generals who've "made changes."
Speaking at the rally, Lindell also claimed the media has "all of a sudden" been attacking him again "a year later."
"It's risen to a new level. You know why? Because all these great things are coming out," Lindell said, before referring to the Maricopa County election audit, which actually affirmed president Joe Biden's victory. "So they want to deflect. It's called election deflection."
Lindell also complained about DirecTV's decision to drop the pro-Trump One America News Network. But he said the real problem is conservative media.
"The biggest problem we face is not the fake news media, we're all on to them," Lindell said. "It's the conservative media, the ones that don't talk. One of them rhymes with Fox. They're disgusting. They won't talk about anything. When was the last time you saw anyone on Fox talk about the 2020 election?"
Watch clips from Lindell's speech below.
Lindell: This brings up the biggest problem we face. It\u2019s not the fake news media\u2026 It\u2019s the conservative media. The ones that don\u2019t talk. One of them rhymes with Fox. Disgusting! They\u2019re disgusting!pic.twitter.com/Oo1UlLwIHg— Acyn (@Acyn) 1642291541
Attendees at Donald Trump's rally in Arizona are pushing some wild conspiracy theories, according to clips from the MAGA outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network.
In one clip, a rally-goer explains that California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is "a clone."
"He's a puppet for the left," the reporter from Right Side Broadcasting Network responds.
"Well he's a different level," the man says. "The real Gov. Newsom has had his military tribunal at GITMO and he's been executed."
"There you go. Thank you for your time," the reporter responds.
In another clip, a man tells Right Side Broadcasting Network: "It's my persuasion that it's clearly the apocalypse, and that the vaccine is made of aborted children. ... So it's literally the mark of the beast, and a lot of people aren't talking about it."
Trump rally-goer: \u201cThe real Governor Newsom has had his military tribunal at GITMO and he has been executed.\u201dpic.twitter.com/UA71AOB7wh— Zachary Petrizzo (@Zachary Petrizzo) 1642289152