Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for governor of Arizona Kari Lake lashed out at the press on Wednesday for drawing attention to a photo of her and conspiracy theorist and former 8chan administrator Ron Watkins.
A photo of the two was posted to Twitter by AZ Right Wing Watch:
LMFAOOOOOO look who just met with Ron Watkins. https://t.co/1kvbvt1EyJ— AZ Right Wing Watch (@AZ Right Wing Watch) 1634097057.0
The photo was retweeted by Arizona Mirror political reporter Jeremy Duda, which drew a video response from Lake.
Lake claimed Duda "should be ashamed of himself" for his 10-word retweet. Lake, a former reporter, lectured the press to focus on right-wing talking points, listing off a series of conservative conspiracy theories and fixations.
@jeremyduda There’s so many stories they refuse to cover. With all that’s happening in the world, it’s sad that Jer… https://t.co/DZhvxBpHxq— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@Kari Lake for AZ Governor) 1634167852.0