What's Revealed from Leaked Audio of GOP Chair's Attempt to Bribe Kari Lake

Last night, news broke when an audio recording between Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake and Arizona GOP Chair David Dewitt was leaked. In the recording, DeWitt is clearly heard attempting to bribe Lake to drop out of the race by arranging a payment to her, at the direction of people "out east" - a reference to the political establishment in Washington D.C.

BREAKING: According to Fox 10 Phoenix, Dewitt has resigned from his position with the Arizona GOP this afternoon. In his resignation letter DeWit alleged that Lake has "released a selectively edited audio recording of our private conversation."

What was edited is a mystery. DeWitt is heard trying to use money to coerce Kari Lake to leave electoral politics in Arizona for the next two years. Something that likely is against the law in Arizona (it is in Minnesota).

Here's a link to the audio:

The leaked audio reveals what some of us already know about politics - if you are effective at pressuring the Swamp, they will resort to tactics to derail the pressure.  First they ignore you. However, when you achieve the level of political pain that a candidate like Kari Lake achieves, they try bribes.

Here's our training slide:

What the audio also reveal is how good Kari Lake sounds.

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  • Paul Bade
    commented 2024-01-25 07:40:06 -0600
    I can see how a journalist would be in the habit of recording phone calls – that’s the first explanation I have for why this audio recording exists. Evidently, it’s a good idea for politicians with enemies and establishment opposition to also maintain the practice.
  • Paul Bade
    commented 2024-01-24 22:15:31 -0600
    Jesse, don’t mistake forgiveness for weakness. It takes more moral fortitude to forgive than to hold a grudge. Forgiveness is not ignoring or diminishing the magnitude of a trespass, it is the person wronged saying he will not hold it against the offender.

    Ted Cruz, Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio profess to be Christians. (I don’t know about Vivek Ramaswamy; his family is Hindu.) Christians are strongly instructed to forgive just as God has forgiven us – see Matthew 6:12-15, Matthew 18:21-35, Mark 11:25-26, Luke 17:3-4. What we are seeing from these men may be an example of forgiveness to follow rather than cravenness for political purposes. (Mrs. Cruz certainly should not be ignored in this – I doubt Ted could get away with simply letting the insult against her slide. She would have to be on board with forgiveness.)
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