YouTube has banned Steven Crowder from the platform for two weeks after Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake appeared on “Louder with Crowder” for an interview, according to Crowder’s team.
Lake had informed Crowder that if elected, she would investigate claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election. On Wednesday, Crowder posted on Instagram a message from YouTube saying the podcast had been removed for violating the platform’s misinformation policy. Crowder has since doubled down, saying he will now interview Kari Lake again.
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The video also showed Lake’s assertive, proactive approach to the huge illegal immigration problem facing Arizonans as well as her willingness to take on the drug cartels flooding the United States with narcotics.
“We’re in a worse place than I thought. This is about saving America,” Lake asserted to Crowder. “We have a million problems, but if we can’t get our secure border … then this whole amazing beautiful constitutional republic may be over.”
“It’s all interrelated; we can’t deal with our homeless problem and our drug addiction and all of that until we secure the border,” she declared. “If we keep letting these drugs pour in, we’re never going to be able to deal with it.”
“That’s why my first day, we’re going to call it what it is on the border,” she said bluntly. “It is an invasion; we’re going to issue a declaration of invasion, and we’re taking control of our border. We’re taking it back from the federal government. They have failed us. We’re putting our National Guard troops on the border and we’re going to stop people from coming across.”
“We’ll finish President Trump’s wall,” she promised. “We’re going to blow up the drug tunnels. We’re not going to just put a little piece of concrete in for them to jackhammer it out and get them functional again. And we’re going after these cartels.”
“We act like it’s impossible to deal with this problem; it’s not impossible if we have the will and the strength to do it. And we will starting in January 2023,” she guaranteed.
Segueing to the problem of the homeless, she continued, “Once we stem the flow of the drugs coming in, then it’s going to be a lot easier to start working with the drug addiction problem.”
“We can’t ban ‘urban camping’ as they call it, unless we have enough beds for homeless people in shelters, so we are going to build, almost tent-city style, shelters to get people off the streets and band the ‘urban camping,” she added.
“A lot of times when you’re able to do that, when you’re able to just use on the street, when we make it to where we’re not pushing any of the laws and we’re not coming down on you for that, they will continue to use until they die of an overdose,” she noted. “And I don’t want to see that. So we’re going to get people off the street; we’re going to get them into drug treatment; we’re going to spend money to get them the treatment , the mental health that they need, and we’re going to lift these people up and get them to where they are functioning and contributing members of society.”
Crowder pointed out the leftist policies in Spokane, Seattle and Portland, wondering if the Democrat politicians running the cities ever questioned why their policies weren’t working.
Lake referenced a video of young children getting off at a bus stop in a drug-infested neighborhood, saying, “I would be scared to death if I had to get off at that bus stop as an adult. And all these little ones, they get off, they got their backpacks on, and they’re walking by this every day. The fact that they walk by it, we’ve become numb to it, is really horrifying.”
One segment is still available on YouTube below: