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Kari Lake shows zero sign of backing down from woke corporations.

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate discussed her plans for border security if she’s elected in November.

Lake said she’s determined to bring the immigration crisis under control.

“Lake stood by her pledge to declare the state’s illegal immigration crisis an “invasion,” even if the act resulted in a wave of corporate boycotts and an attempt to strip the state of the NFL’s 2023 Super Bowl,” The Western Journal reports.

Interviewer Mike Broomhead asked Lake about the possibility of the NFL changing the venue of Super Bowl LVII — currently scheduled for State Farm Stadium in Glendale — in the event she wins the gubernatorial race.

Watch Lake’s response:

“I don’t answer to the NFL,” Lake tweeted.

“I answer to the people of Arizona.”

“If the NFL wants to play chicken over the 2023 Super Bowl, I can promise you that I win that game,” she added.

The Western Journal reported:

As a precedent, Broomhead cited the NFL’s decision three decades ago to move the 1993 Super Bowl from its scheduled venue in Tempe, Arizona, to Pasadena, California, because Arizona voters had failed to approve a holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a 1990 referendum.

(Arizona voters approved the holiday in a 1992 referendum.)

“I’m not going to be taking marching orders from the NFL,” said Lake, a former television journalist.

“I’m taking marching orders from the people of Arizona.”

In defending her border plans, Lake pointed to the nationwide epidemic of the deadly drug fentanyl, much of which enters the United States in smuggling operations across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Front Office Sports added:

The former TV news anchor doesn’t believe the league would threaten a Super Bowl boycott over her possibly militarizing the state’s 373-mile border with Mexico. “I don’t think the NFL is that stupid. I really don’t.”

But if the NFL’s billionaire owners want to go there, she’s ready to fight. If Lake wins the election against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, she would be sworn in a month before the Big Game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12.

“I don’t answer to the NFL. I answer to the people of Arizona,” Lake tweeted Sunday. “If the NFL wants to play chicken over the 2023 Super Bowl, I can promise you that I win that game.”

This will be the fourth Super Bowl scheduled in Arizona. The last one in 2015 generated $719 million, according to a study by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Lake could be posturing because of the league’s difficulty in moving its biggest event at this late date. But it’s not impossible.

The members of the Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee know other cities/regions want the Big Game — especially Las Vegas. Sin City hosted the 2022 NFL Draft on the famed Las Vegas Strip from April 28-30. The next step is for the Las Vegas Raiders’ domed Allegiant Stadium to host a Super Bowl.

Watch the full interview with Kari Lake below:

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