February 1, 2022

Stacey Abrams’s Personal Protection Racket

The Georgia pol wants to defund the cops, but she sure spends big when it comes to her own safety.

If hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue, then perennial politico Stacey Abrams has overdrawn her Venmo account.

Abrams, the once and future failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, has long been an advocate for the terrible twofer: defunding the police and grabbing the guns, thereby depriving the citizenry of its two primary means of protection against criminals. And now we find that her political action committee spent a whopping $1.2 million on private security last year.

In short: Abrams wants to have her cake and eat it, too. She wants the hard-left street cred that comes with speaking out against law enforcement while at the same time enjoying its protection.

If all this sounds oddly familiar — wealthy black female Democrat politician calls for defunding the cops while springing for personal private security — it should. That’s because Missouri freshman congresswoman and ardent Black Lives Matter apologist Cori Bush, whose constituents live in St. Louis, one of the most murderous cities in the nation, has been doing the same thing: demanding that the cops be defunded while at the same time paying for private security to ensure that she herself doesn’t have to deal with the awful blowback of her idiotic anti-cop policies. The same hypocrisy holds true for Squad members Sandy Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, and for an honorary Squadster, New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman. To their endangered inner-city constituents, these privileged public servants seem to be saying, “Let ‘em eat lead.”

As for Abrams, her PAC has spent more on private security than all her colleagues combined. As Fox News reports:

The Fair Fight PAC paid Executive Protection Agencies (EPA Security), an Atlanta-based private security firm, over $550,000 between July 2021 and November 2021 and over $1.2 million over the course of the year, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The price tag is noteworthy given Abrams’ past support for the defund the police movement, gun control and the ending of privatized prisons and privatized probation reporting in the state of Georgia.

During the George Floyd unrest of 2020, Abrams, the former Georgia House Democratic leader, repeatedly tried to rebrand the “defund” aspect of the defund the police movement as being one in favor of the “reformation and transformation” of law enforcement, instead of the outright abolishment of policing.

Yeah, that’ll fool ‘em: Just call it “reformation and transformation” rather than defunding.

Frankly, it’s a wonder Abrams can find a security service willing to work for her, such are the slanders she’s hurled at law enforcement: “If there is a moment,” she said, “where resources are so tight that we have to choose between whether we murder Black people or serve Black people, then absolutely: Our choice must be service.”

Maybe it’s us, but there seem to be few things in life as loathsome as smearing those who protect us — except perhaps willfully denying to others what we ourselves are able to afford.

If there’s any good news here, it might be found in a recent poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which shows that in hypothetical 2022 gubernatorial matchups, Abrams trails both incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (47-41) and former Senator David Perdue (47-43).

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