Stacey Abrams is well-known around the country due to how controversial she is. She has claimed that her election was “rigged” saying, “In an interview with CNN earlier this month, she re-upped her view that the election was “rigged” — echoing language often invoked by Trump. Abrams said Kemp “won under the rules of the game at the time, but the game was rigged against the voters of Georgia.”
Her stances and comments on abortion are also controversial, going as far as to say, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks… It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.” A statement that would then become listed on Planned Parenthood’s website to match the opinions of Abrams. Of course, this is a conspiracy theory, and in accordance to these beliefs then it would be equally sound to say that stethoscope is so a machine made to lie to people. However, none of that matters to CBS’s Chuck Williams, one of the moderators for Georgia’s gubernatorial debate.
Williams threw this softball at Stacey Abrams,
“Ms. Abrams, public opinion polls in our state show support for the right to abortion, Medicaid expansion and banning assault weapons. You are the side of public opinion in each of these issues, yet you are behind in almost every poll. Why?”
helluva opening question in the Georgia governor’s debate lol pic.twitter.com/k3IPcBdSqH
— Nate Hochman (@njhochman) October 19, 2022
Well, that’s one way to let your bias be known – asking a question with no substance and having the moderator advocate that Abrams is on the side of “public opinion.” This opening question was criticized by many, and it’s not hard to see exactly why Williams is being called a cheerleader for Abrams.
Nate Hochman (@njhochman) joked about the opening question to the debate on Twitter, saying:
“You’re on the side of democracy. You are the font of the will of the people — the very personification of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Ice cream. Cute little golden retriever puppies. Smiling babies. WHY AREN’T YOU WINNING!?”
Luckily, and the camera wasn’t on Republican candidate Brian Kemp’s face when that question was asked, because his jaw likely would’ve hit the floor when Williams took the opening question to give free advertising to Stacey Abrams.
Ridiculous questions and biased moderators aside, things are looking up for Kemp. Currently, according to Real Clear Politics, Kent holds a 5.6-point lead over Abrams, as many feel that Abrams isn’t going into this election with as much steam as before. The once the household name isn’t quite the media darling she used to be, and her message and become stale to many.