Kari Lake Calls Out Democrat Opponent Again For Refusing To Debate

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) is calling out her Democrat opponent for declining to debate, saying that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs wants the job, but “doesn’t want to show up for the job interview.”

A spokesperson for Hobbs revealed on Sunday that the Democrat will not be debating Lake, calling her GOP opponent a “conspiracy theorist” and claiming that a debate “would only lead to constant interruptions, pointless distractions, and childish name-calling.”

During an appearance on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now” on Tuesday, Lake clapped back.

Hobbs has “decided that she doesn’t want to debate, she doesn’t want to show up for the job interview,” according to Lake.

“She wants the job, but she doesn’t want to show up and ask the people of Arizona to hire her and I’m willing to show up,” the Republican candidate continued. “I agreed right away, and I’ve even asked the [Citizens] Clean Elections Commission to extend the deadline for her to find some courage and show up.”

“I will be there. I’m applying for the job,” Lake added.

She went on to tout her conservative, America First platform — discussing key issues such as the border crisis, education and election integrity.

“I’m asking for the people of Arizona to hear me out and listen to the policies that I want to put forward to help Arizonans,” Lake said. “We have a great policy when it comes to securing our border, educating our children so they can get out of high school ready for the jobs that are out there.”

“We also want to make sure we have voter integrity here in Arizona, and we want to make sure that we have a water policy going forward so that Arizona can continue to grow as people find this such an attractive state to move to,” she added.

Lake also released a video on her official Twitter account, speaking directly to Hobbs about her disappointment regarding the lack of a debate — saying that “the Arizona voters deserve nothing less than to hear from both of us.”