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Abrams: Kemp a ‘Harmful Extremist’

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams mentioned Thursday on CNN’s “OutFront ” that her opponent Gov. Brian Kemp (R), was not average however as a substitute a “harmful extremist.”

“And so, whereas I perceive the issues which have been raised, we’ve got to deal with who’s truly accountable and who’s in cost,” she mentioned. “Brian Kemp is a harmful extremist who has tried to cover himself behind one good motion, and he has distracted the remainder of us or definitely distracted most of America from taking a look at his precise document. He’s making an attempt to play each average and MAGA, however he’s simply excessive. He desires credit score for standing as much as Trump, however he’s refusing to testify, to inform the reality.”

“Do you consider, although — I perceive your level,” host Erin Burnett mentioned. “However, in the end, look, there have been loads of folks — there have been loads of folks operating for workplace now, whether or not it’d be for governor, for secretaries of state who mentioned they might not do what Brian Kemp did. They might not certify the election, and that they might have finished what President Trump wished, proper? What he did, and — , it’s no small factor on this planet that we dwell in now, is it?”

“It is a crucial factor to do your job,” Abrams replied. “And I’m not diminishing the truth that he did his job. However I’d not lionize somebody for not committing treason. If we’ve got lowered our requirements a lot that merely not doing improper is the one metric, that’s deeply problematic, particularly when the individual at — in query, Brian Kemp, has a protracted and unlucky historical past of voter suppression, of not solely supporting Donald Trump however looking for his endorsement and looking for his help even immediately.”

“He has not rebuked Trump,” she added. “He has not rebuked his unhealthy habits. He’s merely hoping that nobody pays consideration, and that’s not heroic. That’s self-interested. That’s hubristic, and that’s improper for the way forward for Georgia.”

Observe Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN



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