Stacey Abrams slams Georgia sheriffs as ‘good ol’ boys club’ while claiming to support law enforcement.
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams took a swipe at county sheriffs across the state as she proclaimed her support for the application of the law during a Sunday night debate against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
During an exchange between the two, Kemp attacked Abrams for past comments she made that seemed to suggest she supported defunding the police, despite never explicitly saying so.
“Miss Abrams on CNN the question was asked, will she defund the police? And she said, “Yes, we have to reallocate resources.” This means defunding the police. She proposed in 2018, eliminate cash bail,” Kemp said before repeating his endorsement of 107 county sheriffs in Georgia.
Abrams responded that she was not a member of the “good boys club” of 107 sheriffs who, presumably, “want to be able to get Black people off the streets, who want to be able to go without accountability.”
He later qualified his statement, saying he didn’t believe “all sheriffs want this.”
“But I know we need a governor who believes in standing up for law enforcement, but also standing up for the people of Georgia,” Abrams said.
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The Democratic candidate has repeatedly said he does not support defunding the police, but his involvement with several leftist groups and individuals who support anti-police causes tells a different story.
Abrams currently serves as a board member and governor of the Seattle headquarters Marguerite Casey Foundation, who tweeted #DefundThePolice as recently as March this year and #AbolishThePolice as recently as February. The foundation hosted an event in early February, titled “Becoming Abolitionists – A Story of Failed Police Reforms and a Vision for Real Public Safety,” which was moderated by the foundation’s president and CEO, Carmen Rojas.
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Rojas, a supporter of the abolitionist movement, donated $7,600 to the Abrams campaign, the contribution limit for the primaries and general elections in Georgia.
Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.
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