Republican candidate for Arizona Governor Kari Lake has called out Democrat candidate Katie Hobbs because she refuses to debate her.
According to Hobbs campaign staff, debates are “pointless distractions” and “childish.”
“Secretary Hobbs firmly believes that Arizonans deserve every opportunity to evaluate candidates for public office and hear their visions for the future of our state – without constant interruptions, pointless distractions, childish name-calling, tired conspiracy theories, and demonstrably false accusations,” Nicole DeMont said in a letter to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Lake had already agreed to the format however, Hobbs is running scared.
BREAKING: Katie Hobbs has declined the debate.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) September 2, 2022
Lake’s spokesman, Ross Trumble, said individual interviews are not a debate.
“This is not good for the voters,” Trumble said. “They deserve much more than just the two candidates sitting in separate rooms.”
Hobbs is demanding that both candidates appear separately and give 30-minute interviews uninterrupted.
Typical Democrat, she wants to be able to spew her agenda unchallenged and let the press rough up Lake.
From Fox 10:
The commission had set a Friday deadline for Hobbs to make a decision. But instead of agreeing to a debate moderated by Arizona PBS moderator Ted Simons, Hobbs proposed that the two candidates sit for separate 30-minute interviews.
Hobbs doesn’t want to debate Lake because she knows she doesn’t stand a chance.
In the video below, watch what Lake does to a reporter…
Partial Transcript from Real Clear Politics:
REPORTER: You said you feel like Joe Biden is dividing the country, but do you feel like Donald Trump is doing the same by falsely telling people that he won the election, when he lost it?
KARI LAKE: How does that divide the country?
Questioning an election where there were obviously problems is dividing the country?
Since when can we not ask questions about our elections? As a journalist for 20 years… since I was 16, and I distinctly remember many people just like you asking a lot of questions about the 2016 election results. And nobody tried to shut you up. nobody tried to tell Hillary Clinton to shut up. nobody tried to tell Kamala Harris when she was questioning the legitimacy of these electronic voting machines to stop.
We have freedom of speech in this country and you of all people should appreciate that, you are supposedly a journalist. You should appreciate that.
So I don’t see how asking questions about an election where there were many problems is dividing the country.
What I do see dividing the country is shutting people down, censoring people, canceling people, and trying to destroy people’s lives when they do ask questions.
Last I heard, we still have the Constitution, but it is hanging by a thread thanks to the work some people in this area have done. We’re going to save that Constitution and bring back freedom of speech, and maybe some day you’ll thank us for that.
— Covid-1984 (@Spiro_Ghost) September 2, 2022
That’s why Hobbs won’t debate.