Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake took a break from criticizing her Democratic opponent this week to make a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Lake: “I’m not suicidal”
According to the Washington Examiner, Lake poked fun at longtime conspiracy theories surrounding Bill and Clinton during a Thursday appearance on Fox News.
“But I was a little concerned today, I’m going to be honest, when I saw Hillary Clinton bad mouthing-me, and she looked angry and actually scared,” Lake told host Sean Hannity.
“And just completely unrelated, I want you to know, just in case you’re wondering, I’m in perfect health, my brakes on my car are in good shape, and I’m not suicidal,” she said, adding, “We’re going to win this thing on Tuesday.”
ATTN: @HillaryClinton 👀
I’m in perfect health, my brakes on my car are in good shape & I’m not suicidal. That is all. pic.twitter.com/ke7qVxz7bF
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 4, 2022
Clinton accuses lake of minimizing attack on Paul Pelosi
Lake’s comments came in response to criticism from Clinton, who accused her of mocking last week’s violent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband.
“You know, I am rarely shocked anymore, but the reaction that I’ve seen from several Republicans, both in person and online, making fun of that attack, somehow trying to turn it into a joke, the same party that wants us to be worried about crime?” Clinton told CNN.
“You know, the hypocrisy is incredibly obvious and I want voters to think hard about why would you give authority to people who laugh at what happened to Paul Pelosi,” the 2016 presidential nominee continued.
“We can have our differences over all kinds of policies, but when you really get to the human level, my goodness, what kind of person is that, and why would we entrust any power to such a person?”
The Examiner noted that Lake addressed the Pelosi attack at a rally on Monday, saying, “Nancy Pelosi, well, she’s got protection when she’s in D.C. — apparently, her house doesn’t have a lot of protection.”
However, Lake told the Daily Mail that her words have been taken out of context, telling the paper, “I was talking about our children and why they don’t have better security.”
“And I said that our politicians have security and that our athletes have security, and we need to have security. Go back and look at the tape and don’t do any creative editing, like the fake media tends to do, and you’ll see what I was saying.”