Monday on President’s Day, former Democratic representative, Stacey Abrams, told the hosts of ABC’s “The View”, that she “absolutely” sees herself running for president one day, but for the current 2020 election, she “would be honored” to run for vice president with whoever the Democratic nominee is.
In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Abrams lost to now Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and she never conceded the election. Throughout that race, Abrams accused Kemp, then the secretary of state, of engaging in voter suppression, which Kemp denied.
“The first time I was on here, I got the question about running as V.P. during the primary and I, apparently famously, said ‘No,’ because you don’t run for second in a primary. I’m not getting that question a lot from folks, and the answer is, of course, I would be honored to run for vice president with the nominee,” Stacey Abrams said, backtracking.
“It’s a bit disconcerting because it seems really obnoxious for me to say that out loud because no one has asked me,” she continued. “But what I want people to understand is that the issue is as a woman of color, a black woman– this is an unusual position to be in for someone to be considered possibly the next vice president.”
“It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say no or to pretend, ‘Oh, no, I don’t want it,'” Abrams said. “Of course I want it. Of course, I want to serve America. Of course, I want to be a patriot and do this work. And so, I say, ‘yes'”.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked: “You also see yourself as running for president too?”, to which Abrams replied, “Oh, Absolutely.” Continued Below
“When someone starts at the mailroom and says, ‘I want to be the CEO’, we never go ‘Oh my gosh. That’s too much ambition.’ Why should we not want someone to have the power to fix the problems in the brokenness that we have?” Stacey Abrams asked.
“I want to do good, and there’s no stronger platform than President of the United States. And that’s a position that I one day hope,” she added. Video Below
Stacey Abrams’ official comments:
Stacey Abrams "would be honored to run for vice president with the nominee" if asked.— The View (@TheView) February 17, 2020
"It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition… for me to say no," she adds. "I want it — of course I want to serve America." https://t.co/PTs7YvvxOU pic.twitter.com/oxk184i5lI