Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who was among the many leftist figureheads touting “defund the police” amidst the violent 2020 riots, told Axios on Thursday that she never wanted to do exactly that.
“I do not, and have never said, and have never supported defunding the police,” Abrams said.
In June 2020, however, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Abrams “so yes to some defunding?” in an interview following the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.
“We have to reallocate resources, so yes,” said Abrams.
Abrams’ recent hypocritical statement comes off as a last-ditch effort to win favor among Georgia voters as she attempts to beat incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, whose pro-police platform helped win the seat.
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