(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Failed political candidate and rabid activist Stacey Abrams complained about her home state of Georgia, calling it the worst place to live in the entire nation, Fox News reported.
At a Gwinnett Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala in Norcross, Georgia, the gubernatorial candidate mocked the very state in which she is running for governor.
Abrams began by suggesting that Georgians need to rethink their state and its purpose.
“I’m running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other,” she said.
Then the candidate proceeded to complain about the state in which she lives and owns multiple properties, calling it the worst state in the entire U.S., apparently hoping that such statements would boost her electoral odds.
“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” she said.
After realizing her mistake, Abrams quickly tried to backtrack, but proceeded to make matters worse for herself.
According to the activist, mental health rankings determine the quality of a state, and this does not bode well for Georgia.
“Let me contextualize,” she said. “When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that’s on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the No. 1 place to live.”
“Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office,” she added later.
After the speech, Abrams took to Twitter to defend herself.
GA may be #1 place for biz, but we’re #48 in mental health, #2 in uninsured. #1 in maternal mortality & new HIV cases, #9 in gun violence. For too many, Kemp’s Georgia doesn’t include them. Why? Because #KempDoesntCare
As Governor, I’ll lead #OneGeorgia that’s #1 for all of us.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 22, 2022
“GA may be #1 place for biz,” she wrote, “but we’re #48 in mental health, #2 in uninsured. #1 in maternal mortality & new HIV cases, #9 in gun violence. For too many, Kemp’s Georgia doesn’t include them.”