Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams slammed critics of a photo showing her maskless surrounded by a masked-up class of small children, suggesting race has something to do with the criticism.
Abrams visited Glennwood Elementary School outside of Atlanta this past week where she read a class of small children her book “Stacey’s Extraordinary Words.”
Stacey was revealed to be an extraordinary hypocrite shortly thereafter when school principal, Dr. Holly Brookins, posted four pictures of Abrams’ visit to the classroom on Twitter.
Three of the images showed the Democrat maskless despite a local mask mandate that she, herself, championed.
She is surrounded by small children wearing masks.
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) February 6, 2022
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Children Wearing Masks While Stacey Abrams Goes Maskless
Abrams had initially tweeted out a photo of the event, before deleting it.
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Abrams’ campaign wasted no time injecting race into their damage control, issuing a statement suggesting critics were launching a partisan attack during Black History Month.
“It is shameful that our opponents are using a Black History Month reading event for Georgia children as the impetus for a false political attack,” a statement reads.
“And it is pitiful and predictable that our opponents continue to look for opportunities to distract from their failed records when it comes to protecting public health during the pandemic.”
Our opponents took a brief break from licking Trump’s boots this weekend to issue baseless attacks, and it’s more of their typical dishonest, wannabe tough guy fodder to distract from their failures. See the @staceyabrams campaign response here 👇 pic.twitter.com/zOoTvkKKQg
— Lauren Groh-Wargo (@gwlauren) February 6, 2022
A spokeswoman for Stacey Abrams also contends that she only took it off during certain circumstances.
“She wore a mask to the event, and removed it at the podium so she could be heard by students watching remotely and for photos, but only with folks who were masked.”
Confirmation, if any were needed, that Stacey Abrams is a member of the Democratic elite in good standing—mask hypocrisy is practically a status symbol now https://t.co/piZCWAfdyS
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) February 5, 2022
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It’s no doubt Democrats all believe it’s more critical for their elitist faces to be seen than that of children or the common person.
Abrams deleted the tweet, indicating she at least recognizes the problem with the photo. Especially considering she has called Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp “incompetent” for moving to block local mask mandates.
When Kemp was attempting to ban mandates in July of 2020, Abrams said he was “following the lead of the incompetency and the immorality” of former President Donald Trump by refusing to acknowledge the danger he’s causing.
“Stacey Abrams wants state government mask mandates for Georgians and their children,” Kemp tweeted. “But it looks like they wouldn’t apply when she’s attending a photo op.”
Stacey Abrams wants state government mask mandates for Georgians and their children.
But it looks like they wouldn’t apply when she’s attending a photo op. https://t.co/A7H8U6eXKS
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) February 6, 2022
“This pathetic, transparent and silly attack is beneath anyone who claims he wants to lead Georgia,” the statement from Abrams’ camp adds, referencing Kemp.
Abrams joins a growing list of Democrats who, when caught maskless, offer outrageous excuses for doing so or merely attack their critics after being caught.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who found himself under fire last week for taking a maskless photo with NBA legend Magic Johnson in defiance of his own local COVID protocols, downplayed concerns and defended himself by saying he held his breath during the brief interaction.
Hanging out at SoFi Stadium today! pic.twitter.com/XfotiRLGz9
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 31, 2022
California Governor Gavin Newsom was in a separate photo with Johnson, also maskless.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was caught partying maskless in Florida then claimed critics were just ‘sexually frustrated’ because they can’t date her.
If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet.
Ya creepy weirdos https://t.co/Z7bZCgXpWJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 31, 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was recently seen on camera at a restaurant blowing past a large sign reading “masks required to enter” without her mask.
NEW: More hypocrisy. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thinks she’s too good for New York’s mask mandate and gets called out by the restaurant! Video and more here: pic.twitter.com/OFmUMRDP2E
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) January 15, 2022
Gillibrand apologized for the incident and promised she “will do better going forward.”