Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake believes she knows why outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney and the media like to target her – she’s a truth teller and therefore, a threat.

“I’m speaking the truth … We can’t talk about all these issues because the media has told us they’re prohibited,” Lake said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday. “You can’t talk about vaccines. You can’t talk about elections. You can’t talk about Paul Pelosi now. You can’t talk about Nancy Pelosi, and you can’t talk about the elections, and you can’t talk about COVID. And I’m talking about all those things because I still believe we have a little bit of the First Amendment left.”

“I’m dangerous to people like Liz Cheney and the folks that she hangs out with and they want to stop people like me,” Lake added.

Cheney, who will leave Congress after losing her primary to attorney Harriet Hageman, recently declared she has never voted for a Democrat but would vote for Lake’s opponent Katie Hobbs if she lived in Arizona.

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A split photo of Republicans Kari Lake, a candidate for governor, and Sen. Liz Cheney.
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Lake has told Fox News that Cheney has incidentally – albeit unintentionally – become her campaign’s top fundraiser to-date, as the gubernatorial hopeful’s coffers swelled after the former vice president’s daughter went after her.

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Paul Pelosi (L) and Nancy Pelosi on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Image shows FBI agents outside the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi on Oct. 28, 2022.

Paul Pelosi (L) and Nancy Pelosi on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Image shows FBI agents outside the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi on Oct. 28, 2022.
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“I’ve got to extend a big thank you to Liz. And at this rate, we might have to invite her to our inaugural ball because we’re going to have to thank her for bringing in so much fundraising money for us,” Lake quipped to host Tucker Carlson

When asked about the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi’s allegedly by David DePape, 42, Lake said it appears to be taboo to identify the suspect as an illegal immigrant.

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While DePape overstayed a visa from his native Canada, Lake said the illegal immigration issue is a top issue Arizonans worried about securing their own southern border.

“The reporters never even ask that because it proves the point that having a wide open border means more crime, higher incidence of crime for American citizens. And that’s what we’re seeing here in Arizona,” she said.

“And you talked about the homeless man (DePape) that was found half-naked in Pelosi’s home. This is why Republicans have ideas to stop these problems. I have a homeless policy. The press doesn’t want to talk about that. I have a policy to work to end chronic street homelessness, get people, help get them off the streets, and return quality of life for the hardworking people of Arizona.”

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