Kari Lake, an Arizona gubernatorial candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump, was furious Monday when asked on Fox News about a controversy surrounding her campaign.
Earlier this month, one of Arizona’s most famous drag queens accused Lake of hypocrisy, claiming that right-wing Trump acolytes had attended “countless” drag shows over the past two decades. Richard Stevens, who acts as Barbra Seville, said Lake even hired him once to perform in front of her child at her home. He provided photos of himself in tow with Lake as evidence.
Lake attacked drag queens during her campaign as dangerous to children.
Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Lake Monday about the story after talking for a few minutes about 2020 election fraud conspiracy theories.
“I actually care about addressing this,” Lake replied. “And I’m really shocked. I’m actually shocked that Fox News would take such a slanderous story – and we’re taking legal action against this drag queen – I’m shocked that you would argue it if you did not talk about our stolen election.
“We only spent three questions, Ms. Lake, talking about this,” Baier replied.
“I’m really disappointed in Fox,” Lake added. “I thought you were a little better than Nation World News.”
She claimed Stevens had never been to her home. Asked to explain the photos, Lake returned to conspiracy theories from the election and then said “we do not want our tax money to go to school in drag shows.” She scolded Baier again for bringing the hypocritical charge.
She never answered the question about the images.