Hillary Clinton took aim at Kari Lake on a satellite radio show, noting that she doesn't want her "anywhere near power." Hours later, Lake humorously invoked the "Clinton Body Count" theory, publicly underscoring that she is in good mental and physical health.
Clinton wants women empowered, but only if they're Democrats
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went on SiriusXM’s "Mornings with Zerlina" on Thursday to drum up resentment for Republicans and to motivate Democrats to vote in the midterm election.
Zerlina Maxwell, who previously worked for Clinton and had her MSNBC show canceled earlier this year, raised the issue of violent political rhetoric.
Maxwell echoed Chelsea Clinton's sentiment early in the show, telling Hillary Clinton that there was "always a whisper of violence around you and your family ever since the early days going back to Arkansas."
Maxwell was referring to alleged violent rhetoric pointed at the Clintons, not the numerous people in the family's orbit who, according to the Daily Mail, "died in suspicious circumstances since the early 1990s."
Clinton suggested that those whose free speech she perceives to be violent or unacceptable should not be allowed on social media platforms. According to Clinton, it is not just free speech that incites violence that is a problem, but free speech that is "indifferent" to how it could be received.
Besides the "marketplace of ideas" having ideas she doesn't like on display, Clinton also expressed frustration with there allegedly being too many male politicians at the local level.
Maxwell asked the 75-year-old, "Do you think we will have a woman president?"
Clinton's mind went to Arizona.
The twice-rejected presidential candidate said, "I just don't want some woman with whom I profoundly disagree on the other side of the aisle getting there first."
"That woman running for governor of Arizona ... I don't want her anywhere near power," said Clinton, refusing to identify Lake by name. The former presidential candidate cackled and then stressed, "Never!"
Clinton claimed that Lake had laughed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband's alleged assault by an illegal alien.
Maxwell advanced the claim, saying "anybody who could laugh at a horrifying situation like that, that's not somebody I want in charge of the 7/11 ..."
Lake provides update on her well-being — just in case
On Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday night, Sean Hannity pressed Lake on her thoughts about high-profile Democrats like former President Barack Obama and Clinton campaigning against her.
Lake responded, "First it was Liz Cheney last week, and I just laughed that off. And now I'm living rent-free in Barack Obama's mind, and then Eric Holder today."
"But I was a little concerned today," said Lake. "I'm going to be honest ... I saw Hillary Clinton bad-mouthing me. And she looked angry and actually scared."
Laked added, "Completely unrelated, I want you to know, just in case you're wondering, I'm in perfect health, my brakes on my car are in good shape, and I'm not suicidal."
Hannity responded, "One of the things that has endeared you to the people of Arizona and around the country is you got a great sense of humor."
Lake's comical intimation that Clinton might pose a threat to her or have something to do with a brake malfunction is a reference to a decades-old theory alleging that some of the human obstacles to the Clinton family's assumption or maintenance of power died from less than natural causes.
'Clinton Body Count'
Vox reported that the "body count meme" started in 1993 after Indianapolis lawyer Linda Thompson compiled a list of 34 people connected to the Clintons who had died. Thompson titled the list, "The Clinton Body Count: Coincidence of the Kiss of Death?"
Newsweek reported that the Indianapolis lawyer had been enraged by the 1993 Waco, Texas, siege where federal agents under then-President Bill Clinton torched 76 Branch Davidians, including 25 children.
Former Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Calif.) whittled the list down to 24 people and demanded hearings on the matter.
Snopes claimed the list to be "false," noting that "Clinton was acquainted with some people who died — that's about all one can make of this list."
Thompson had also reportedly admitted having "no direct evidence" of the Clintons killing anyone.
The list, which includes Hillary Clinton's colleague and former deputy White House counsel Vince Foster and various others from the Clintons' time in the White House, has grown over time.
A recent addition is the Clintons' former good friend Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile and child sex trafficker. The Clintons spent time at the pedophile's ranch. Bill Clinton flew on Epstein's private jet at least 26 times and visited the pedophile's island.
Epstein allegedly died by suicide in August 2019. The video cameras outside his cell allegedly malfunctioned, and potentially relevant CCTV footage was erased by "technical errors."