ICYMI: Kari Lake Endorsed Homophobic, Antisemitic Candidate Who Says “All Jews Will Go to Hell”

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry, Jberry@azdem.org
ICYMI: Kari Lake Endorsed Homophobic, Antisemitic Candidate Who Says “All Jews Will Go to Hell”

In Response, Lake Said “Our Great Movement Welcomes Anyone”

PHOENIX– Last Wednesday, Jarrin Jackson, an Oklahoma state Senate candidate with a history of making racist and anti-gay remarks, announced that he won the endorsement of Kari Lake, who said, “We need fighters in EVERY state that’s why I’m proud to endorse Jarrin Jackson for Oklahoma state senate.” Lake’s response to endorsing Jarrin? “Let me be clear: Our great movement welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to fight for a better future.”

Jarrin has a well documented history of saying vile antisemitic and homophobic remarks. In a video from June, Jarrin says “Being gay is gay. It’s the most disgusting, despicable, stupid, thing ever.” Jarrin has also said “the Jews” are “evil” and are “taking over the world” to replace white people.

“It shouldn’t be surprising that Lake went out of her way to support a homophobic, antisemitic candidate when she’s made this exact type of hateful bigotry a cornerstone of her campaign,” said Josselyn Berry, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party. “Lake has deliberately sought out and surrounds herself with people like Jackson. It’s further proof that Kari Lake isn’t actually interested in governing Arizona, but is obsessed with cementing her radical, dangerous, right-wing crusade.”

Even after facing questions and criticism,Lake declined to acknowledge Jackson’s sordid history as true and did not rescind the endorsement. While she’s now attempted to walk back the endorsement, Jackson still proudly displays her endorsement on his website.

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