Stacey Abrams instantly regretted making this insane comment about the state of Georgia
Failed 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is taking another crack at the Governor’s mansion.
Abrams’ campaign is off to a disastrous start.
And that’s because Stacey Abrams instantly regretted making this insane comment about the state of Georgia.
Two days before the state’s May 24 Primary, Stacey Abrams committed a gaffe that would define the coming campaign.
At an event in Norcross, Georgia, Abrams attacked the state as the worst place in America to live.
“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” Abrams ranted.
It’s usually never a good pitch to voters to call the place they call home the worst state in America.
Abrams then tried to clear up her gaffe by citing statistics that she claimed backed up her assertion that Georgia was the worst place in America to live.
“Let me contextualize,” Abrams added. “When you’re number 48 for mental health, when we’re number one for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that’s on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the number one place to live. Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our Governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together.”
But Abrams turned one mistake into two.
Abrams’ comments about wages and the state’s incarceration rate were false.
The other day I noticed Abrams's claim of wages on the decline was inaccurate (at least for Georgia). She also suggests Georgia has "an incarceration rate that's on the rise." That's not true either, the incarceration rate in Georgia has been declining since late 2010s. https://t.co/1JApeJwW4r
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) May 23, 2022
Abrams lost to Brian Kemp in 2018 by 50,000 votes.
After the election, Abrams never conceded defeat.
Instead, she falsely claimed Kemp stole the contest by making baseless claims about voter suppression.
Abrams’ defeat in 2018 and her election denialism place her behind the eight ball to start the campaign.
But Abrams making the one comment that will appear in campaign commercials all fall could be the final nail in the coffin for her ill-fated campaign.