(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Appearing on MSNBC’s election-night panel, notorious race-hustler Al Sharpton lamented, alongside Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, the decisive defeat of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, even comparing her to the biblical figure of Moses.
According to the Media Research Center, fellow panelist Symone Sanders–Townsend, the former spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, started the conversation by praising Abrams for the work she has done in the state of Georgia, and bemoaned the fact that the twice-failed gubernatorial candidate would “not get to reap the immediate benefits” of her work.
“I think that, that is a story that black women all across this country know all too well, but people better stand up and give Stacey Abrams her due,” Sanders–Townsend said.
Interrupting the applauding audience, Scarborough pointed out that Moses “led the Jews to the Promised Land but didn’t get there himself.”
Sharpton was quick to hop on this train of thought.
“He didn’t get there himself but God took care of Moses,” he explained. “Y’all leave Moses alone and let Joshua keep going—and Stacey will get her due. God will reward Stacey.”
The hosts did not mention Abrams’s actions in the days leading up to the election, when it appeared she was doing poorly in the polls.
Despite a 500,000 increase in early voters compared to the 2018 election and a record turnout of black and Latino voters, Abrams blamed voter suppression for her early lag, the Gateway Pundit reported.
According to Abrams, black men also voted incorrectly because of the influence of “misinformation.”
“We know that black voters are often discounted—and, unfortunately this year, black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation,” Abrams claimed in an appearance on MSNBC a few days before the election. “Not misinformation about what they want, but about why they want what they deserve…”