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Kari Lake Vows to Declare Southern Border Crisis an ‘Invasion’

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The midterm elections are less than a month away and one of the states that attracts the most attention is Arizona. There, Republicans Kari Lake and Blake Masters will run for governor and Senate, respectively. For both candidates, immigration has been one of their main campaign weapons and the former Fox News reporter remarked it a few hours ago.

Lake participated in the program Face the Nation on CBS, where she was part of a sort of television contrast between her and her opponent, Katie Hobbs. Since the Democrat refused to participate in any kind of debate, the candidates answered separate questions on different topics.

Of course, immigration took center stage. “If you know the Constitution, you know that Article 4, Section 4 calls for the federal government to protect us from invasion, and under Joe Biden’s lack of leadership, we just aren’t seeing that,” the Republican candidate began.

“And we have an invasion at our border, the cartels, these narco-terrorist groups have operational control. And they’re using Arizona to smuggle people, to traffic children and to traffic the most dangerous drug we’ve ever seen, fentanyl,” he added.

According to her own campaign website, Lake pledges to create a pact among several states to declare the “invasion” on the southern border. To achieve her goal, the Republican assured that she has already spoken with other governors on the matter and revealed that she has received positive comments about her initiative.

“And so we’re going to invoke our Article One, Section 10– authority to take care of our own border and protect our own border. It’s right there in black and white in the Constitution. And we meet all three criteria, we have an invasion, our people are in imminent danger, and time is of the essence. There’s no time for delay. So we’re going to have other states offer help. I’ve already got a couple other governors who are willing to help out,” Lake said during the interview.

According to polls, the Republican holds a narrow lead over Hobbs. In the Real Clear Politics average of polls, Lake has a 1.1% lead over her opponent, less than a month before the election.

Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]

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