Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton claimed during a CNN town hall event Sunday night that Stacey Abrams would be governor of Georgia if America wasn’t a racist country.
The 2020 presidential candidate told the audience in Atlanta, Georgia, that the U.S. has a problem with racism, which prevented Abrams from winning a hotly contested gubernatorial contest in the Peach State last year. (RELATED: Dan Crenshaw And 2020 Dem Face Off During Budget Hearing: ‘Good Luck’ On ‘Your Failing Presidential Run’)
Democrat presidential candidate Seth Moulton: “If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be Governor.” pic.twitter.com/ShJwqLwMOd
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“We have a problem with racism in America today,” Moulton said. “If this country wasn’t racist, Stacey Abrams would be Governor.”
Moulton’s comments echo those of Abrams and her allies. Abrams lost last year’s gubernatorial election in Georgia to now-Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who edged out Abrams by roughly 1.4%. (RELATED: Gov. Brian Kemp Says He’s ‘Fine’ With ‘C-List Celebrities’ Wanting To Boycott State Over Fetal Heartbeat Law)
Abrams has repeatedly claimed — without evidence — that she lost the race due to voter suppression, and still refuses to concede the election. Despite her loss and refusal to concede, Abrams is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. The former Georgia state lawmaker gave the Democrats’ response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech earlier this year.
Abrams has expressed interest in running for office again, including as a presidential candidate in 2020. She has also been rumored as a potential running mate for whoever wins the nomination, something she said she was “open” to last month.