Failed gubernatorial candidate turned political activist Stacey Abrams (D-GA) accused those who criticize Vice President Kamala Harris of “misogyny and racism.”
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Inside,” Anchor Jen Psaki asked Abrams:
“I want to ask you about the vice president, because she has been under a huge amount of scrutiny through her entire time in office.”
‘I think there’s a lot of reasons for this. But I want to ask you, as a prominent woman of color who’s run for office, do you think that she would be receiving the same critiques if she was a white man?”
Abrams said, “No.”
Psaki said, “No, not at all?”
“No. We will always question the person behind the person.”
“But we cannot ignore the misogyny and racism that remain very prevalent in our politics,” she said.
“And for those behaviors that don’t rise to misogyny or racism, there’s also just a difference. Our expectations are set for the traditional white male vice president.”
“That’s what it’s always been.”
“It’s what it’s always been.”
“We are not always great with new.”
“But more importantly, I know that if you filter through the critiques, if you think about how she has been castigated there is inextricably linked to race and gender.”
“I applaud the poise with which she has responded.”
Two peas in a pod🤪— Peach (@Gapeach_3102) November 6, 2023
Abrams on 'MSDNC' claiming the REASON people think Kamala Harris is incompetent is because of “misogyny & racism”🙄(Dems always play the race card to intimidate us from speaking the TRUTH)
Sorry Stacey but incompetence doesn't discriminate🤨#TruthMatters pic.twitter.com/lGLIe0Y1j5
Last week, Harris was asked why she is unpopular during an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday.
“I’m not a political pundit, so I’m not gonna speak to that,” she said.
“But what I will say is this: When the American people are able to take a close look at election time on their options, I think the choice is gonna be clear.”
“We’re gonna win. And I’m not saying it’s gonna be easy.”
REPORTER: Why are you and Biden so unpopular?— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 29, 2023
KAMALA HARRIS: "The challenge that we have as an administration is we gotta let people know who brung it to 'em! … It is not that the work we are doing is not very, very popular with a lot of people." pic.twitter.com/s31y7wh3P2