The failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams went on MSNBC on Monday to outrageously claim that “the insurrection is continuing” with Republican voting laws. By “insurrection,” Abrams is referring to the Capitol riots that took place on January 6.
Abrams Sounds Off
“We have got to pay attention to the fact these laws do things,” Abrams told MSNBC host Joy Reid. “One, they are anti-voter. They are designed to stop voters the Republicans found inconvenient in this last election.”
“Namely, young people, people of color, the disabled,” she continued. “Number two, these are anti-election worker bills. They are designed to get good people to abandon their post. To criminalize those who still want to do their job and to replace them with those who will undermine the administration of elections.”
“Three, they are designed to subvert democracy,” Abrams added. “The challenge is, to the extent we have secretaries of state, who support and suborn this behavior, they are hastening the demise of our democracy, and this is not hyperbole. This is exactly what happens across the world when, you know, past, long-standing democracies start to erode.”
Abrams Doubles Down
“It begins by undermining how people feel not about the democracy that they have but about the administration of that democracy,” she said. “And what this is intended to do to convince voters that it is not worth the effort, to your point, about being GOP TV. It’s to convince those who decided to show up for the first time.”
“Who, you know, decided they were going to push through those barriers, once more, that’s not worth it, and it’s trying to convince those who want to believe the big lie that there is something in it for them, on the other side,” she said.