GOP gubernatorial candidate in Arizona Kari Lake stopped by CBS’ Face the Nation to stress the importance of getting the border crisis under control and reversing some of President Joe Biden’s disastrous policies that have allowed fentanyl to pour into our nation’s communities.
“[I]f you know the Constitution, you know that Article 4, Section 4 calls for the federal government to protect us from invasion, and under Joe Biden’s lack of leadership, we just aren’t seeing that,” Lake said. “And we have an invasion at our border, the cartels, these narco-terrorist groups have operational control. And they’re using Arizona to smuggle people, to traffic children and to traffic the most dangerous drug we’ve ever seen, fentanyl.”
“And so we’re going to invoke our Article One, Section 10– authority to take care of our own border and protect our own border,” she continued. “It’s right there in black and white in the Constitution. And we meet all three criteria, we have an invasion, our people are in imminent danger, and time is of the essence. There’s no time for delay. So we’re going to have other states offer help. I’ve already got a couple other governors who are willing to help out.”
“On the issues page on her campaign website, Lake promises to create a compact with other border states to declare an invasion along the southern border and establish their right to secure it,” The Daily Wire confirms.
“[M]ake no mistake: with nearly two million illegal immigrant apprehensions this past year and another estimated 400,000 that evaded border patrol agents, courtesy of violent international drug cartels operating inside northern Mexico, this is an invasion,” the page reads.
Watch the clip above.
A recent NPR/Ipsos poll found that a majority of Americans, 53%, believed that the border crisis amounting to an “invasion” was “somewhat true” or “completely true.”
Lake had a rally with former President Donald Trump over the weekend to keep the pressure on as election day draws near; Lake shared the following posts on her Twitter account.
We just want you to remember TWO words.
America First. pic.twitter.com/SxKxqXhNAa
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) October 10, 2022
We’re going to win. pic.twitter.com/G2gqc3JhHi
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 10, 2022