Stacey Abrams is running for governor of Georgia, but she doesn’t seem to like the state very much.
During a recent appearance, she said Georgia was the “worst state to live in.”
It’s a curious strategy. It’s also ironic, considering she owns multiple homes in the state.
FOX News reports:
Stacey Abrams says Georgia ‘the worst state in the country to live,’ despite owning multiple houses there
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams declared Saturday that Georgia is “the worst state in the country to live,” despite owning at least two houses there.
“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,” Abrams said during a speech at the Gwinnett Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala in Norcross, according to audio posted by the Gwinnett Daily Post.
“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.
Abrams acknowledged such a statement would be “politicized” and further explained that her state has lots of room for improvement on issues like mental health and incarceration.
“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.”
Republican Brian Kemp responded:
Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family.
And Marty, the girls, and I will work hard every day from now until November to keep it that way for four more years! https://t.co/T77LF1DroP
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) May 22, 2022
What is she thinking?
“Our state is the worst! Vote for me!”
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) May 22, 2022
It makes no sense.