Stacey Abrams calls Georgia the worst place to live in the United States. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate hopes to unseat incumbent Governor Brian Kemp in November.
During a speech on Saturday, Abrams explained why she still wants to be governor of the worst state in the US: "I'm running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other."
She continued: "I am tired of hearing about how we're the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live in. When you're number 48 for mental health, we're number 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that's on the rise and wages that are on the decline, the you are not the number 1 place to live."
Abrams suggested that she - and only she - can solve the state's problems.
"Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor's office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together. We're going to make sure the state of Georgia does its job. We're going to take care of our people in the state of Georgia."
Abrams later tweeted that Georgia is "#2 in uninsured. #1 in maternal mortality & new HIV cases, #9 in gun violence... For too many, Kemp's Georgia doesn't include them. Why? Because [Kemp Doesn't Care]."
GA may be #1 place for biz, but we’re #48 in mental health, #2 in uninsured. #1 in maternal mortality & new HIV cases, #9 in gun violence. For too many, Kemp’s Georgia doesn’t include them. Why? Because #KempDoesntCare
As Governor, I’ll lead #OneGeorgia that’s #1 for all of us.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 22, 2022
Gov. Brian Kemp commented on Abrams' statements in response to another tweet.
"Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family."
Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family.
And Marty, the girls, and I will work hard every day from now until November to keep it that way for four more years! https://t.co/T77LF1DroP
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) May 22, 2022