Fox News host Jesse Watters slammed Democrats Friday evening for “pushing fake news” about a Monday night burglary at the campaign headquarters of Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs to avoid big losses in the upcoming midterm elections.
“Democrats are pushing fake news because they know they are about to take a beating in the midterms,” Watters said. “They are panicking. And they will do anything to turn things around.” (RELATED: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Spends Two Straight Minutes Berating The Media About ‘Election Deniers’)
Hobbs said in a statement about the burglary that Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake had allegedly spread “dangerous misinformation” and incited “threats.” The Arizona Democratic Party also claimed the burglary was “a direct result of Kari Lake and fringe Republicans spreading lies and hate and inciting violence.”
Phoenix police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Mota Dos Reis, who was already in custody on other charges, and charged him with third-degree burglary, KOLD reported.
Lake denied any involvement with the burglary and ripped reporters for not pushing back on Hobbs’ “absolutely absurd” claims.
“Kari Lake had nothing to do with it,” Watters said. “It was just an attempt to smear her before the election. Hobbs constructed the narrative and the media, of course, ran with it.”
Lake has pulled ahead of Hobbs in the gubernatorial race, according to two recent polls.
Lake led Hobbs by 11% in a Fox10/InsiderAdvantage poll released Wednesday, while a DailyWire/Trafalgar poll showed Lake leading by 3%. Watters played video of Lake slamming reporters and mentioning the InsiderAdvantage poll.
“Democrats and the media made it seem like something really terrible had happened in Arizona. Watergate 2.0. Democrat candidate for governor, Katie Hobbs, had a break-in at her campaign office and she suggested that her opponent, Kari Lake, had something to do with it,” Watters said. “Now, from the beginning, our team was skeptical. Things didn’t feel right, but before we got too far ahead of ourselves, we had to get the facts. Well, we did, and it turns out we were right.”
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