Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams characterized her state as “the worst to live” at a gala over the weekend.
Abrams, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018 and never conceded, is poised to face off against Republican Brian Kemp once again this November but her comments about Georgia may come back to haunt her.
According to The Daily Wire:
“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 told the Peach State party faithful.
Abrams, who immediately acknowledged that her opponents could use the statement against her, was reacting to Georgia Republicans’ long-running claim that the state is the best in the nation for doing business. She then listed several categories in which the state does not stack up well.
“Let me contextualize,” Abrams said. “When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the No. 1 place to live.”
“Brian Kemp doesn’t care about our families or else he would be doing more to make sure that they were taken care of,” Abrams said. “Instead, in the midst of COVID, he passed a law to protect our companies but did nothing to protect our communities.”
Abrams is running unopposed for the Democrat gubernatorial nomination.