Stacey Abrams criticizes Georgia sheriffs as a “Good Ol’ Boys Club”
During a debate against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Sunday night, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams attacked county sheriffs around the state while pledging her support for law enforcement.
During a conversation between the two, Kemp criticized Abrams for prior remarks that appeared to imply that she favored defunding the police, even though she never expressly stated it.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, and his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams debate on television in Atlanta on Sunday. Oct. 30. 2022.
“Miss Abrams on Media was questioned if she would cut funding to the police. And she responded, “Yes, we need to repurpose our resources.” Defunding the police is what this entails. In 2018, she supported abolishing cash bail,” Kemp remarked before restating his support for Georgia’s 107 county sheriffs.
107 sheriffs who, according to Abrams, “want to be able to remove Black people off the streets, who want to be able to go without accountability,” responded that they were not members of the “good ol’ boys club,” and that Abrams was not one of them.
After that, she added a qualifier, stating she didn’t think “every sheriff wants that.”
However, Abrams said, “I do know that we need a governor that believes in safeguarding both law enforcement and the people of Georgia.
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The Democratic candidate has declared repeatedly that she opposes cutting funds to the police, but her affiliation with numerous left-wing organizations and people who espouse anti-police causes tells a different tale.
The Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, whose hashtags #DefundThePolice and #AbolishThePolice were most recently tweeted in March and February of this year, is currently led by Abrams, who also serves as a board member and governor of the organization. The event was chaired by the foundation’s president and CEO, Carmen Rojas, and was titled “Becoming Abolitionists—A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety.”
Abolitionist enthusiast Rojas gave Abrams’ campaign $7,600, the maximum amount that can be given in Georgia for both primary and general elections.