Stacey Abrams for Democratic VP in 2020? She’s Already Tossing Her Hat in That Ring

Who’s asking that she join a ticket?

Maybe no one yet. Might not matter, though.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp in the fall 2018 race for their state’s governor’s seat, though she’s had a hard time acknowledging the loss, even after many months.

But now she is happy to make it known that she would be “honored” to be selected as vice presidential running mate for whichever Democrat winds up with the 2020 nomination for that party.

“I would be honored to be considered by any nominee,” she said, as The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

For months there’s been rampant speculation as to whether or not Abrams herself would seek the 2020 nomination for the presidency, as Fox News reported.

This week, though, she said she would not seek that position.

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“I do believe I can enter the conversation as late as the fall and still have a real chance to win,” Abrams had previously told MSNBC.

She had also told MSNBC host Hallie Jackson that the 2020 Democratic field was “robust”— but that she’d keep her eye on things to see what actions she might take.

Yet not surprisingly, given past behavior, Abrams in her new interview accused her former opponent Kemp of “bastardizing” the electoral process; she made those charges during her New York Times interview this week.

“What I regret every day is that we could not stop [Kemp] from bastardizing this whole process, from denying the franchise to those who had earned it by being Americans and tried to use the right to vote to set the course of their futures,” she told The Times.

“And I will always be deeply, deeply hurt that we live in a nation that permitted that to happen.”

Related: Failed Candidate Stacey Abrams Defends Identity Politics

In May of this year, Abrams said in a speech at the Center for American Progress’s Ideas Conference, “The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the past 10 years and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the voices coming into progress.”

“I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are and exactly how we won,” she added.

“It is our responsibility to not just wait to see what happens, but to actually fight

Source:: LifeZette

      

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