Brian Kemp Accused Stacey Abrams Of Telling ‘Illegals’ To Vote. Her Response Was Brilliant (VIDEO)

Georgia’s Republican nominee for governor Brian Kemp recently falsely accused Democrat Stacey Abrams of telling “illegals” to vote for her. She had an absolutely perfect response.

Last week at the Georgia gubernatorial debate Republican Brian Kemp accused his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams of encouraging undocumented immigrants to break the law by voting for her in the November 6 midterm election.

At the debate Kemp said, “Ms. Abrams, as you know, in a recent video you called on illegals to vote for you in this election. I was actually shocked; I had to watch that video twice. It clearly shows that you were asking for ‘undocumented and documented’ folks to be part of your winning strategy. So my question is why are you encouraging people to break the law for you in this election?”

But here’s the facts. According to the Washington Post, “Kemp’s claim is inaccurate. While it is true that Abrams’ described “those who are documented and undocumented” as part of the “blue wave” earlier this month, in the context of her full remarks it’s a mischaracterization to say she asked people to break the law to cast ballots for her.”

Kemp is talking about a campaign speech that Abrams gave on October 9 in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Here’s what she actually said in context:

“But the thing of it is, the blue wave is African-American. It’s white, it’s Latino, it’s Asian-Pacific Islander. It is disabled. It is differently-abled. It is LGBTQ. It is law enforcement. It is veterans. It is made up of those who have been told they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented. It is comprised of those who have been told they’re successful and those who have been left behind. But the real wave is when we come together and we tell Georgia: we’re here and we’re not going anywhere.”

Watch Abrams’ brilliant response to Kemp’s false accusations:

 

Featured image via flickr/Abrams’ campaign