A video has emerged showing GOP rockstar Kari Lake confronting her Democrat rival for the U.S. Senate during a heated argument in an airport.
Lake confronted Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) about the border crisis at the Phoenix airport on Thursday.
Both Lake and Gallego are running for U.S. Senate in 2024.
Lake officially filed to run for U.S. Senate in Arizona on Tuesday, as Slay News reported.
In the video, Lake and Gallego can be seen at the airport, near the baggage claim area.
They were having a conversation about the border crisis, which has greatly affected Arizona and the rest of the U.S.
Lake slammed Gallego over Democrats’ support of massive influxes of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border daily.
He tries to claim that he only knows her from her TV career as a journalist.
Lake brings up the border crisis and the two get into a debate.
“You’re gonna have a great race,” Ruben says to Lake at the airport.
“It’s going to be a knockdown drag out, and unfortunately our border is wide open … and even the Democrats are upset about it,” Lake said.
“I think there’s a lot we can still do and we’ve been doing some good work,” Gallego said.
“I think there’s some common ground I could find out.
“Look, we need to figure out how to get people here legally, so they don’t go through the illegal manner.”
Lake then drops the hammer on the Democrat.
“We have plenty of people here right now,” Lake fires back.
“We have millions of people here.
“Fentanyl has killed more young people … this is Ruben Gallego — our border is wide open — he’s trying to run for Senate, our borders are wide open, fentanyl is killing our young people.”
Gallego then said that the drugs are coming through the U.S. ports of entry.
The two then had a debate about the homeless population in Arizona.
“This guy wants to destroy our country,” Lake said.
“I appreciate your service to our country.
“But I sure wish that you care more about our border.
“We’re a border state,” Lake continued.
“I do care about the border, as a matter of fact, I would go down to the border with you,” Gallego responded.
“Let’s talk to the mayors. Let’s get it together,” he responded.
“Ruben, we have to finish the wall,” Lake said.
“You do realize that President Trump was on the verge of finishing the border while he was doing it without support.
“May I finish?” Lake said as Gallego tried to cut her off.
“Do you just like to interrupt?” Lake asked.
“Mexico was supposed to pay for it and he never did,” Gallego followed up.
“Joe Biden, your hero, gave away $300 million in border wall materials for nothing …
“I’m going to beat you, we’re gonna save Arizona and we’re gonna get all of the policies that have been destructive to this state out and we’re going to bring in America first policies,” Lake added.
.@KariLake confronts Democrat opponent on the border
LAKE: “ I’m not working together with you, I’m going to beat you.” pic.twitter.com/wMbC7iGF4O
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 6, 2023
Hey @KariLake we're on the same plane! Just come back from first class to coach and we can chat. ⁰⁰Happy to walk you through all my legislative work to deliver key resources to AZ's border communities. https://t.co/4MiJHjFxoB
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) October 5, 2023