Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward celebrated Kari Lake’s victory in the state as an “exorcism of John McCain from our state and from our country.”
Ward made the remarks on Steve Bannon’s War Room on Wednesday.
“Well, MSNBC is MSLSD, and everyone knows that Democrats are delusional. Katie Hobbs is no different. She did a horrible job in 2020. We can never let her get anywhere near being the governor of this great state,” Ward said.
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The party chair also vowed to keep Democrats from holding office in the state.
“And Kari Lake and the America First Republican Party of Arizona, under my leadership, are not going to let it happen. We are going to work hard. We are going to make sure that, that we keep her out and we keep out all of these Democrats who are detrimental to our state and to our nation,” she continued.
“I look forward to staying here, joining with all of you. I hope people will join me at ‘Kelli Ward AZ.’ Kelli with an ‘i’ because I care about the people. The people are back in power, Steve and I look forward to winning this thing,” Ward said.
Ward then set the internet ablaze by stating that the election was an “excorcism” of the late RINO John McCain.
“It’s been a long fight. 12 years ago, taking on John McCain, taking on the machine and yesterday in Arizona, it was a culmination and it was an exorcism of John McCain from our state and from our country,” Ward stated.
In Tuesday’s Arizona gubernatorial primary, Lake defeated establishment candidate Karrin Taylor Robson, who was endorsed by Governor Doug Ducey and former Vice President Mike Pence.
Lake was endorsed by Trump in September.
“Few can take on the Fake News Media like Kari,” Trump’s endorsement stated.
“She is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!),” Trump continued. “She is against Covid lockdowns, Cancel Culture, and will end ‘woke’ curriculum in our schools. She will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey–won’t even be a contest!”
In addition to Trump, Lake was also endorsed by Gen. Mike Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Larry Elder, Kash Patel, Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, Mike Lindell, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dean Cain, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and many others.
Lake will now face off against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who won the Democratic primary, in the November midterm elections.