A Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor is claiming that the January 6 Capitol rioters were 'invited in by Capitol Police'

Trump's choice for Arizona governor was Kari Lake. She claimed that the Capitol Rioters were "invited into by Capitol Police."
Lake is running for the Arizona gubernatorial office in 2022.

After she suggested that Trump be added to Mount Rushmore, she received Trump's endorsement.

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Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor claimed the Capitol rioters had been "invited into Capitol Police," making it appear that they were pushing an unproven narrative that there was no violence.

"They haven’t been charged for a crime, but they were invited by Capitol Police," Kari lake stated during an interview with conservative news channel RSBN about former President Donald Trump's Oct. 10 rally at Des Moines, Iowa.

After some officers were seen taking selfies with protesters and moving barricades aside to allow the mob to advance, the US Capitol Police Force was criticised for its handling the Capitol riot.

There is plenty of footage and records showing the injuries of officers that show the severity of the attack on the Capitol Building. On Jan. 6, several Capitol officers gave testimony to the racism and physical injuries they suffered during the Jan. 6 riot at the House Select Committee on July 27, 2007.

According to the DOJ more than 1000 assaults were made against police officers. Conservative figures have minimized violence at the Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6. Andrew Clyde, a Georgia Representative, compared Capitol rioters with tourists in May. In September, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina stated in an interview that the rioters were mostly "normal people" who were "kinda wandering in."

As of press time, 671 people were charged with crimes related to the Capitol insurrection.

Insider reached Lake but did not receive a response immediately.

Trump supported Lake, a former TV anchor who he endorsed after she asked for his face added to Mount Rushmore. Separately Lake stated that she would not have certified 2020 election results and has repeated Trump's false claims of election fraud.

Trump was enthused by Lake's request for him to be included on Mount Rushmore. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Lake stated that "considering how much information we already had at the time about serious irregularities in the election, it would have been difficult for me to certificate it right then," Lake told Right-Wing News Network.

There is no evidence to suggest that the Arizona election results were biased in favor of President Joe Biden. On October 7, Arizona GOP officials testified before Congress that Biden won "free and fair elections" according to results from a Republican-driven ballot audit in Maricopa County. Trump continues to claim that the audit revealed "undeniable proof" of fraud.

Trump endorsed Lake and stated that few can defeat the Fake Media like Kari. He also said that she would make the MAGA movement proud.

Trump also used the opportunity to criticize Arizona Governor. During his endorsement of Lake's candidacy Doug Ducey said that Lake "will do a far superior job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey won’t even be a competition!"

Ducey fell out with Trump when he rejected a Trump call while certifying the state's election results. Ducey tweeted later on December 1 that all 15 county had certified their results, and that Arizona was not going to "disenfranchise anyone voter".

"That's the law. Ducey tweeted, "I've taken an oath to keep it,"

Due to term limits, Ducey won't be running for reelection in 2022 Arizona gubernatorial elections. Currently, Lake is up against four other candidates to the GOP nomination.