Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist, stated in a new interview that she aspires to be President of the United States one day.
“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams told CBS News. “And 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. Again, it’s about you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”
Since then, Abrams, a Democrat who lost a close race for Georgia governor in 2018, has worked with lawmakers and other activists to expand voting rights in her state and across the country.
Democrats chose her to deliver the rebuttal to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in 2019.
“While I acknowledge the results of the 2018 election here in Georgia, I did not, and we cannot accept efforts to undermine our right to vote,” she said. “That’s why I started a nonpartisan organization called Fair Fight to advocate for voting rights. This is the next battle for our democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for our country.”
In an interview with CBS News, Abrams dismissed comparisons between Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and her criticism of Georgia voting systems, which she claimed suppressed minority voting in 2018 and contributed to Gov. Brian Kemp’s victory.
“Words matter,” Abram said. “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.”