Stacey Abrams: I 'Absolutely' Hope To Run for President One Day
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is weighing in on if she would want to run for president one day.
Abrams, a voting rights activist, spoke with CBS News, where she said, “Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely.”
“Even more importantly, when someone asks me if that’s my ambition, I have a responsibility to say yes, for every young woman, every person of color, every young person of color, who sees me and decides what they’re capable of based on what I think I am capable of,” she added. “Again, it’s about you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”
Watch her interview below:
CBS News noted Abrams’ remarks in 2018, where she said, “I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 Gubernatorial election. But to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state badly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling.”
Abrams ran against Brian Kemp, the now-governor of Georgia, in the 2018 gubernatorial election.
She was then asked during the CBS News interview what “the difference between Stacey Abrams not conceding an election in 2018, and President Trump not conceding an election two years later” is.
“Words matter,” Abrams responded. “What I have fought for, and what I have said consistently, what even they will admit — those who are unhappy with me — is that I never once filed a challenge to make myself Governor of Georgia. I have always ever fought to make certain that every vote got counted and every person got included.”
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