Drag queen claims Arizona GOP candidate Kari Lake is trying to 'pander' to Republicans

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An Arizona drag queen says his friendship with Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake made him think she was a liberal — until she tweeted about rainbow flags and pro-LGBTQ+ messaging in schools.

“Obviously, I’d seen Kari move to the right and still maintained my friendship with her… that wasn’t a disqualified for me,” Rick Stevens, who also goes by the drag name Barbra Seville, said in an interview with Fox News Digital. “But when I saw that tweet, obviously it hurt my feelings. And it wasn’t the Kari like that I know.”

Lake, who is one of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for Arizona governor, tweeted last week about education declining with the acceptance of drag queens.

“They kicked God out of schools and welcomed the Drag Queens. They took down our Flag and replaced it with a rainbow. They seek to disarm Americans and militarize our Enemies,” Lake tweeted last week. “Let’s bring back the basic: Gods, Guns & Glory.”

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After the tweet, Stevens said he tried to contact Lake — whom he said had been to drag shows and

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