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Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday called on Stacey Abrams, his Democratic opponent for the 2022 election, to resign from a radical foundation that backs defunding the police.
Abrams serves on the board of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based grantmaking group, which has also called for abolishing law enforcement. Abrams supported an expanded anti-police initiative from the group shortly after joining its board.
“Stacey Abrams is lying about her own record on public safety – a record that is completely out-of-touch with Georgians,” Reagan McCarthy, deputy communications director for Kemp’s campaign, told Fox News Digital. “Abrams currently serves on the board of a foundation supporting the Defund the Police movement and has profited over $50,000 from the group.”
Stacey Abrams sits on the board of a foundation that supports defunding the police. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
“Her campaign may be trying to bury her past, but Abrams’ record is abundantly clear at every turn,” McCarthy added. “If she truly supports law enforcement here in Georgia, she should resign her position with the Marguerite Casey Foundation and disavow the radical Defund the Police policies