Kari Lake Praises Authoritarian Viktor Orb​​án Alongside Extremists In CPAC Hungary Appearance

Friday, April 26th, 2024

ARIZONA -–  Kari Lake appeared virtually at CPAC Hungary to praise Hungarian authoritarian Viktor Orb​​án alongside far-right politicians and activists Jack Posobiec who said in February at CPAC “We didn’t get all the way there on Jan. 6 but we will endeavor to get rid of [democracy],” Matt and Mercedes Schlapp, January 6 organizer Kimberley Fletcher, and Paul Gosar.

Lake’s address immediately followed “extremist” Dutch politician Geert Wilders who is popular among white nationalists

Lake frequently praises Orb​​án’s abortion policies, “falsely [claiming] Hungary hasn’t changed any of its abortion laws” when “Hungary has tightened its abortion laws and created cruel barriers for abortion seekers.”

This is not Kari Lake’s first CPAC Hungary experience. Last year Kari Lake delivered the keynote address, drawing criticism for “[sharing] a stage with the leader of a far-right Austrian party founded by former Nazis.” 

Despite Republicans warning that “Lake looks increasingly like she isn’t a candidate that can win,” Lake continues to associate with and uplift extremists, defend insurrectionists and fake electors, fundraise with QAnon supporters, and boost far-right conspiracy theories:

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