According to former Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue, 2022 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is “demeaning her own race” by daring to criticize the Peach State for lagging behind in important metrics for progress.
Perdue, who has been white his entire life and has no idea what it means to be a black woman in the South, decided he’d attack Abrams even though current polls show him losing by 32 points to incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in tomorrow’s primary election.
Specifically, Abrams told the Gwinnett Democrats’ Bluetopia Gala in Norcross, Georgia:
Was anything Abrams said factually wrong? No. She’s absolutely right.
But that didn’t keep Perdue from saying that Abrams needs to “go back where she came from.”
“Did y’all see what Stacey said this weekend? She said that Georgia is the worst place in the country to live. Hey, she ain’t from here. Let her go back where she came from if she doesn’t like it here.
“The only thing she wants is to be president of the United States. When she told Black farmers, you don’t need to be on the farm. And she told Black workers in hospitality and all this, you don’t need to be — she is demeaning her own race when it comes to that.”
As for the “demeaning her own race” line, keep in mind this is the same David Perdue who once said he was “proud” of outsourcing jobs from Georgia overseas:
Sounds like Perdue is demeaning to the entire human race.