Stacey Abrams ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Run for President in the Future

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Democrat voting rights activist Stacey Abrams says she “absolutely” wants to run for president one day. Abrams is also a former gubernatorial candidate after losing to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018. Abrams could very well be planning to challenge Kemp in the upcoming election, so far Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones has been the first to challenge Kemp.

According to The Hill:

“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams told CBS News. “And even more importantly, when someone asks me if that’s my ambition, I have a responsibility to say yes, for every young woman, every person of color, every young person of color, who sees me and decides what they’re capable of based on what I think I am capable of. Again, it’s about you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”

She was tapped by Democrats in 2019 to give the rebuttal of President Trump‘s State of the Union speech.

“While I acknowledge the results of the 2018 election here in Georgia, I did not and we cannot accept efforts to undermine our right to vote,” she said at the time. “That’s why I started a nonpartisan organization called Fair Fight to advocate for voting rights. This is the next battle for our democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for our country.”

Abrams in the interview with CBS News dismissed comparisons critics have drawn between Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and her criticism of voting systems in Georgia, which she said suppressed minority voting in 2018 and contributed to Gov. Brian Kemp (R)’s win.

The Democrat recently caught criticism for going back on her support of businesses to boycott Georgia after passing a new voting bill. Abrams famously flip-flopped after she saw businesses like the MLB All-Star game pull out of Georgia, a move which will cost Atlanta businesses, a majority of which are minority-owned, millions after a hard year from Covid.


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