Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said Sunday that she did not believe it was necessary to “completely remove obstructionism” to pass bills supported by Senate Democrats.
“I don’t think it is necessary to completely remove obstructionism to achieve the purposes of passing these bills,” Abrams told the CNN host. Jake tapperCNN’s Jacob (Jake) Paul Tapper Tapper Fights Republican Senator Over Bad Tweets All Eyes On Manchin After COVID-19 Senate Aid Is Approved On Sunday Shows: Manchin In Spotlight After Pivotal Role in the debate on coronavirus aid on “State of the Union”.
“The Electoral Clause of the Constitution guarantees that only Congress has the power to regulate the time, form and place of elections. That is a sacrosanct power, ”Abrams said. “We are watching across this country as individual legislators try to use the big lie to restrict access to the right to vote.”
Abrams argued that voting rights bills should be exempt from obstructionism.
Abrams has been credited with having played a huge role in turning Georgia blue in the 2020 election, increasing voter turnout through his Fair Fight organization.
During the interview, Abrams also said that he agreed with the Senate Majority Leader. Charles schumerChuck Schumer, Cuomo Biographer: ‘Predatory Behavior’ Has Been ‘Obvious for Years’ Lawmakers Call for Action on One-Year Anniversary of Breonna Taylor Schumer’s Death, Gillibrand Call for Cuomo to Step Down MORE (DN.Y.), who said Georgia Republicans’ efforts to restrict voter access were racist.
“First of all, I absolutely agree that he is racist. He is a reduced version of Jim Crow in a suit and tie,” Abrams said. “It’s not that there is a security issue. In fact, the secretary of state and the governor did everything they could to assure the United States that the Georgia elections were safe, so the only connection we can find is that they voted more people of color and changed the election result in a direction that Republicans don’t like. “
Stacey Abrams Says She Agrees With Senate Majority Leader Chuck schumerChuck Schumer, Cuomo Biographer: ‘Predatory Behavior’ Has Been ‘Obvious for Years’ Lawmakers Call for Action on One-Year Anniversary of Breonna Taylor Schumer’s Death, Gillibrand Call for Cuomo to Step Down MORE that the efforts of Republican legislators in Georgia to make it difficult to vote are “racist.”
– State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 14, 2021
The Georgia legislature has considered a number of bills, including those restricting voting by mail and early voting that Democrats say would restrict access to voting. The measures are backed by Republicans who want to impose new voting restrictions after President BidenJoe Biden Pompeo: Re-entering Iran Deal Would Make Middle East DNC ’Less Safe’ Prepares For Midterm Momentum, Biden Struggles To Unravel The Web Of Trump’s Immigration Rules MORE the state won.