Stacey Abrams Says She Is ‘Absolutely’ Planning to Run for President
'Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely'
Democrat Stacey Abrams has revealed her ambitions to run for President of the United States on a broadcast of “CBS Sunday Morning."
The former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate said:
“You earlier said people take voting for granted."
"When you’ve never had to think about the hardship of voting, then yes, these conversations on voter suppression seem absurd to you," Abrams said.
"When you have never spent more than seven minutes in line, it is nearly impossible to imagine that there are poor Black people who stand in line for eight hours, miss an entire day’s wages, risk losing their jobs simply to cast a ballot in an election that may or may not have any benefit in their lives."
Correspondent Erin Moriarty added:
“Ensuring that right to vote may someday help Abrams achieve her greatest dream, running for President.”
“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely."
"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.”
“It’s about, you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of.”
Last week, Democrat Joe Biden said Abrams could be president if she wanted to, as suspicions grow, she could run for governor in the state again.
During a drive-in rally for "empowering people to vote and to make their voices heard," Biden thanked Abrams.
"Stacey Abrams can be anything she wants to be — from whatever she chooses to president," Biden said.
"You’ve been amazing," Biden said, directed at Abrams.
Abrams received two Pinocchios from The Washington Post for claims she made about Georgia's GOP voting reform law.
Abrams claimed the law would restrict hours allowed for early voting.
WaPo said Abrams' claim was misleading since counties would be able to add additional hours if they chose.