Stacey Abrams Snaps Back Over Criticism of Her Mask-Free Photo Op – Opinion

Earlier on Sunday, my colleague Thomas LaDuke shared that failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who’s making another go at the position, recently posed for a truly cringe-worthy photo op, showing her sitting with school children who were all masked, while she was mask-free.

(see Photo OpCringe: Grinning Stracey Absrams Sits Among Mask-wearing Children)

Duke wrote:

Stacey was not really a contender for being Biden’s pick for V.P., but I do now wonder if she could top the mess that Vice President Harris is doing in that job. Her obvious lack of self-awareness of her grinning mug, in front of a bunch of masked, hostage-looking kids, shows that she might at least be on par with Harris in the “no idea what I’m doing” department.

He brings up some great questions, especially since when we last heard from Abrams, she was doing her best to avoid being seen with President Biden — though he was in her state, speaking on “voting rights,” likely the top issue she uses to explain away her loss to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp 2018

The Abrams Campaign has now responded to the flood of criticisms that their candidate received via Instagram.

It reads:

It is shameful our opponents are using Black History Month for Georgia children to launch a false attack on politics. And it is predictable that opponents will continue to search for ways to distract themselves from the failures of their record when it comes protecting public health in the Pandemic.

One of Stacey’s opponents downplayed the virus while trading stock to profit off the pandemic after his private coronavirus briefings as a Senator.

Her opponent also attacked mayors trying to protect their residents and failed expand Medicaid, despite the closing of rural hospitals.

This pathetic, transparent silly attack is beneath anyone who claims he wants to lead Georgia.”

Then in the comments of the post, the Abrams account — for no known reason — makes a reference to former President Donald Trump. “Our opponents took a brief break from pledging fealty to Trump this weekend…” I’m not going to speculate on what is meant here, but the tone of the remark is unprofessional, at best. Let’s move on to the statement itself.

Now, there’s a lot going on in the post, for sure. They’ve managed to throw everything andThe kitchen sink is into it. This includes implying that asking about Black History Month events during Black History Month was somehow racist. There’s also a bunch of word salad about evil Republicans endangering citizens’ lives, the specter of congressional stock-trading, and an (undoubtedly unsubstantiated) allegation of “profit off the pandemic.”

Of course, the sole purpose is to distract any onlookers and evade the basic question: why in the world did anyone on Abrams’ team (including Abrams herself) think this was a bright idea? Also, I don’t see any “false political attack” in this.

Why? isn’t she wearing a mask — while every single one of the children is forced to mask-up? It’s a simple question, but neither Abrams nor any other Democrat can answer it. It’s worth asking why.

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