Stacey Abrams, a Democratic candidate for governor, declared Saturday that Georgia is the “worst state in the country to be alive,” despite having at least two homes there.
According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Abrams stated that he was running for governor “because I know that there has to be a conversation about who and what we are in the state and what we want from each other.”
She said, “I’m tired of hearing how we’re best in the country for doing business, when we are the worst place to live.”
Abrams admitted that such a statement could be “politicized”, and explained that her state still has a lot of room to improve on issues like mental illness and incarceration.
She said, “Let’s contextualize.” “When you’re No. 48 for mental health. We’re No. 1. For maternal mortality, if you have an increase in incarceration rates and declining wages, you’re not the best place to live. 1. A place to live.”
“Georgia can be great, but we need greatness in our governor’s offices.” She added that we need someone who believes in bringing us all together.”
Abrams, who has a net worth of over $3 million and owned at least two Georgia houses as of last year, later increased her “worst-state” tweet, writing that Gov. Brian Kemp “doesn’t care” about Georgians.
Kemp retorted against Abrams with a tweet saying that Georgia was “the best place to live, work and raise a child.”
Abrams stated that Kemp had “failed so miserably in so many accounts”, including his handling COVID-19 and climate change.