The failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams went on MSNBC on Thursday to outrageously claim that Republican state lawmakers forwarding voting legislation is a continuation of the January 6 Capitol riot “insurrection.”
Abrams Sounds Off
“We do need to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act because it is the only way to preclude new laws that will erode access to the right to vote,” Abrams said. “The challenge is that it’s not enough on its own.”
“We have to be both prophylactic with this, but we also have to respond to and neutralize the bad bills that are passing at breakneck pace right now in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Texas and now being introduced and moving with speed in Ohio and Michigan,” she added. “We need the voting rights provisions that are embedded in the For the People Act as well as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”
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Abrams Doubles Down
“Separately they each do something important, but together they actually protect our democracy,” Abrams said. “But standing alone, it is insufficient to meet the insurrection which has never stopped, which started on January 6 and continues to reverberate, and we need both of those actions to protect our right to vote and protect our democracy.”
“Let’s be clear, this is not a spontaneous decision of various state legislatures who have been wrestling over these decisions and suddenly decided to respond,” Abrams continued. “This is a coordinated attack by Heritage Action, by the Republican National Committee, by the big lie and all its purveyors, and this is the next attempt at undermining our democracy.”
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Abrams Wants To Run For President
This comes days after Abrams was asked in an interview if she hopes to run for president in the future.
“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams replied.
“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,” she said. “It’s about, you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”
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This piece was written by James Samson on May 21, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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