Black Leaders Blast Abrams Over Georgia Boycott: ‘She Speaks for White Liberals'
Georgia gubernatorial candidate faces backlash
A coalition of black business owners and community leaders slammed race-baiting former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for promoting falsehoods about the state's election law which resulted in boycotts.
During a press conference which was hosted by Black Americans for a Better Future Education Fund and the Georgia Black Republican Council, chairman Raynard Jackson said Abrams spoke for "white liberals."
The council aims to remind corporate leaders who are opposed to Georgia’s election law that the black community is not a political pawn.
They also argue that Abrams does not represent the views of all black people.
“Stacey Abrams doesn’t speak for the black community; she speaks for the white liberals who bankroll her political ambitions,” said Jackson.
“Stacey Abrams doesn’t actually care about making it easier for black people to vote; she only cares about making it easier for Democrats to vote.”
Participants blasted Abrams and Joe Biden for promoting false claims about provisions of the state’s Election Integrity Act, such as ID requirements.
'Woke' Atlanta-based companies like Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola also compared the election law to Jim Crow, claiming it would disenfranchise racial minorities.
Lisa Babbage of the Georgia Black Republican Council said:
“Frankly, it’s insulting that corporate leaders were so willing to go along with her narrative of black helplessness."
"It's patronizing that they thought they were advancing the interest of black voters by opposing this common-sense effort to ensure free and fair elections for all Georgians."
Abrams later urged corporations not to boycott Georgia over the election law as it would hurt black Georgians the most.
But community and business leaders said Abrams was to blame for the boycott rhetoric.
One such example was the Major League Baseball (MLB), who decided to host the 2021 All-Star Game in Colorado after caving to pressure from the political Left to boycott Georgia.
The league pulled the game from Georgia after "woke" mobs and Democrats, including Joe Biden, pushed misleading claims about the state's election security law.
The games provide much-needed business in Georgia, and 30% of businesses in Atlanta are black-owned, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.