On Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams defended her attendance at a 1992 burning of a Georgia state flag, which had the Confederate fight flag design, saying at a gubernatorial debate, “I’m a very proud Georgian.”
Abrams, who might become the country’s first Black female senator if elected, participated in a protest that incorporated the banner burning on the steps of the Georgia Capitol when she was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta. The New York Times previously revealed her’ participation in the protest on Monday.
The tea was spilled just before Abrams was set to debate her Republican opponent, Kemp, the Republican secretary of state, on Tuesday and two weeks before Georgians choose the next Senator of their state.
Kemp did not bring up the flag burning at the debate and has not commented on it publicly. The only time it was addressed was when Stacey Abrams was asked.
“What I’m fighting for now, though, is more of Georgia values,” Abrams stated, and discussed growing Medicaid in the state, enhancing the instruction framework and making employments in all provinces of Georgia.
“That’s what I want to do because I’m proud of Georgia and proud to be a Georgian,” Abrams said.