A newspaper photograph has surfaced showing Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams burning the Georgia state flag during a 1992 protest on the steps of the state capitol.
Abrams, who is hoping to become Georgia’s first black governor, defended her behavior in a statement to The New York Times.
“During Stacey Abrams’ college years, Georgia was at a crossroads, struggling with how to overcome racially divisive issues, including symbols of the Confederacy, the sharpest of which was the inclusion of the Confederate emblem in the Georgia state flag,” the statement read. “This conversation was sweeping across Georgia as numerous organizations, prominent leaders, and students engaged in the ultimately successful effort to change the flag.”
Ms. Abrams is known for her radical leftist ideology and tendencies.
Last year she called for the removal of the massive Confederate monument chiseled into the side of Stone Mountain –calling it a “blight on our state.”
“I never once said ‘sandblast,’ but I did say that we should do something about the fact that we have this massive monument to domestic terrorism without context and without information, and I believe absolutely the state should not be paying for a monument to domestic terrorism,” she told the Daily Citizen News.
And during the Democrat primary some of Abrams’ staff disrupted a speech delivered by her white opponent, Stacey Evans. The crowd shouted the candidate down by chanting, “Trust black women.”