Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been rumored as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate and the vice presidency, but Abrams made clear Wednesday that she is still considering a run for the nation’s highest office.
In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Abrams asserted that she’s “just as capable of becoming the president of the United States as anyone running.”
“I think the success I had in our election… positions me to be just as capable of becoming the President of the United States as anyone running. My responsibility though, is to make sure I’m running for the right reasons and at the right time.” — @staceyabrams on a 2020 run pic.twitter.com/8ZZq9wW0v2
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 27, 2019
“I am deeply appreciative of those who have encouraged me to run for a variety of offices,” Abrams said. “The presidency wasn’t at the top of mind to begin with.”
Abrams had previously said that she would not consider a run for the White House until 2028, but her close loss to now-Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a red state. (RELATED: Brian Kemp Dissects Stacey Abrams Entire Voter Suppression Argument Point By Point)
“I think that the success in our election, transforming our election…positions me to be just capable of becoming president of the United States as anyone running,” Abrams said.
Abrams has been rumored as a potential running mate to former Vice President Joe Biden, and has been recruited to run again incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020.
The 45-year-old Abrams was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 2007-2017, and served as minority leader for six years.