Failing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke continued to re-hash the 2018 midterm elections this week; baselessly asserting “Stacey Abrams would be Governor right now” if not for Republican-led “voter suppression.”
“A man from Georgia asked me what I will do about voting rights. That’s because, were it not for voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be governor right now. We need a New Voting Rights Act, so every voice is heard and every vote is counted,” said O’Rourke.
A man from Georgia asked me what I will do about voting rights.
That’s because, were it not for voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be governor right now.
We need a New Voting Rights Act, so every voice is heard and every vote is counted. pic.twitter.com/miXl7Xkq2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 6, 2019
O’Rourke made similar assertions during a televised town hall event this week; saying sections of Texas will soon become “uninhabitable” for human beings due to climate change.
“My son Henry, who’s 8-years-old, he asked me, ‘Dad, if you win and you become President, we get to live in El Paso, right?’ I said no, we’d live in Washington, DC. But he knew that our community will become uninhabitable, will not sustain human life along this current trajectory unless something changes,” O’Rourke told the audience.
Beto O'Rourke says his 8 year old son told him that they cannot live in El Paso in the near future because it "would not sustain human life unless something dramatic changes" with climate change.
Yeah, okay. pic.twitter.com/i2Gxe4eYyX
— The Rebel (@RebelNewsOnline) September 5, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders made similar dire predictions at the event; claiming population growth was a key aspect in fighting global warming.
“Empowering women to curb population growth seems reasonable to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?” asked an audience member.
“The answer is yes. Women have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions… In poor countries around the world, where women do not want to have large numbers of babies, where they can have the opportunity to use birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very strongly support,” said Sanders.
LET IT GO: Stacey Abrams Claims GOP ‘Suppressing Vote’ and ‘Dismantling Democracy’ Heading into 2020
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams continued to re-hash her 2018 midterm defeat this week; once again claiming the Republican Party is attempting to “suppress the vote” heading into the general election.
“We know that they have been hard at work at suppressing the vote, at dismantling democracy. It’s our responsibility to not just wait to see what happens, but to actually fight back. We’re going to educate, staff, and fund voter protection teams that are ready to go long before we have a nominee,” said Abrams.
“We’re also going to make sure we’re ready for the tactics used in Georgia, North Dakota, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, and Michigan,” she added.
"It is our responsibility to not just wait to see what happens, but to actually fight back." -Stacey Abrams on preparing for 2020 pic.twitter.com/51PMm0aKZm
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 14, 2019
Rapidly fading Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand made similar statements last month; insisting that “voter suppression” denied Stacey Abrams her Georgia gubernatorial race.
“I have a very comprehensive approach about how to restore our voting rights. Because the truth is, we have Republican legislatures across this country that are trying to deny black people the right to vote,” said Gillibrand.
“Just look at what happened in Georgia? Look at what happened with Stacey Abrams? But for voter disenfranchisement, Stacey Abrams would be the Governor of Georgia,” she added.
"But for voter disenfranchisement, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis. pic.twitter.com/Vk5XWjMk5t
— The Hill (@thehill) July 26, 2019
‘NOT FAIR’: Stacey Abrams Says Georgia Race ‘NOT FAIR,’ Vows to ‘Run Again’
Democrat candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams continued to question the legitimacy of her defeat to Republican Brian Kemp this week; claiming the election was not “free and fair” and vowing to run again.
Abrams was speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes when she was asked if she believed her midterm contest was “free and fair” after she refused to officially concede the race to her Republican challenger.
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 20, 2018
“It was not a free and fair election. We had thousands of Georgians who were purged from the rolls wrongly including a 92-year-old woman who voted in the area since 1968, a civil rights leader,” Abrams added. “It was not fair to the thousands who were forced to wait in long lines because they were in polling places that were under resourced, or worst, they had no polling places to go to because more than 300 had been closed.”
Watch Abrams’ comments above.