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(LifeSiteNews) — Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake declared the state must “fire the federal government” in a statement condemning the FBI raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Lake slammed the federal government as an enemy of the American people in her response to the “weaponiz[ation]” of the federal government to “take down” Trump in a statement posted on Twitter.
FULL STATEMENT: ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/5yFEdelAW0
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) August 9, 2022
“This is one of the darkest days in American history: the day our Government, originally created by the people, turned against us. This illegitimate, corrupt Regime hates America and has weaponized the entirety of the Federal Government to take down President Donald Trump,” Lake wrote.
“Our government is rotten to the core,” continued Lake, further calling the raid a “horrendous abuse of power” and part of a tyrannical attempt to silence “Patriots who are working hard to save America.”
Lake invoked the power of the states as an antidote to federal tyranny: “The 10th amendment can and will save our Republic and the road to stripping the Feds of power runs right through Arizona,” she wrote, suggesting that she would have recourse to the 10th amendment as governor of Arizona.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially crossed a line by weaponizing the FBI to target America’s most influential conservative leader — former president Donald Trump, a private citizen — without due process and with obvious political bias.
SIGN this petition to FBI Director Christopher Wray - condemn this blatant political policing againt former President Trump.
This single act has sent an unmistakable signal that anyone who holds a dissenting political belief from the leftist regime can have his or her life ruined by the Deep State — forcing them to defend themselves from a faceless FBI attack-arm of the federal government.
The FBI just proved that Donald Trump was right. He’s always been right.— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
No one will ever forget this.
We cannot stand for the complete corruption and weaponization of America's law enforcement, and especially not the FBI. We must stand united, bold, and patriotic — in the name of liberty, the rule of law, and American Greatness.
SEND A BOLD MESSAGE TODAY: WE ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN THE DESPICABLE FBI RAID ON A PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN — AND WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR AMERICA FIRST!
This kind of weaponization of federal agencies against private citizens who hold a dissenting worldview is seen only in third-world countries.
This is exactly why Americans must use their voices and shout even more loudly that this country is worth saving from the ideologues on the radical left who care only about power and control.
We won’t know how fully insane the FBI raid on Trump is until we see the warrant and warrant application. But after Russiagate – years of investigation predicated largely on Clinton campaign misinformation -- if the basis for this isn’t bedrock-solid, there should be hell to pay.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 9, 2022
Destroying 30K classified emails with a hammer and bleach doesn’t get your home searched. Remember that.— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2022
American patriots will continue standing in the way of the left's attempt at hostile takeover, and will always defend America from her enemies — both foreign and domestic.
SIGN NOW: Our Founding Fathers added their names to the Declaration of Independence, and now more than ever is it important to add your name to the growing list of patriots who uphold our inalienable rights and the promise of self-government.
The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional.— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 9, 2022
Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.
Stand up against the targeting of private American citizens from FBI raids - we refuse to back down!
P.S. — Nobody is safe from politically motivated attacks under the current DOJ. And with 87,000 new IRS agents joining the executive branch, the unaccountable federal government is only growing. Now is the time to push back before it’s too late! SIGN NOW AND STAND STRONG TOGETHER!
After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022
While she did not specify exactly how she would enforce a stricter interpretation of federalism, the 10th Amendment has traditionally been recognized as delegating broad powers to each of the 50 states.
It declares that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Lake has already invoked states’ rights in her aspiration to secure the U.S. border in Arizona as governor, declaring, “If Washington intends to abandon Arizona, we will exercise a federalist remedy with like-minded states across our great nation to deal with the crisis ourselves.” Lake added that in such a circumstance “states have every recourse and responsibility to take matters into their own hands.”
Lake wrote that her call for an interstate compact would “make it crystal clear that the states are sovereign and have every right to secure the borders of the United States.”
“We must fire the Federal Government,” Lake further declared in her rebuke of the Mar-a-Lago raid. “As Governor, I will fight these Tyrants with every fiber of my being. America — dark days lie ahead for us. May God protect us and save our Country.”