Katharine McPhee has joined opponents of Stacey Abrams in lambasting her for posing without a mask with a group of schoolchildren despite a warrant being in place.
McPhee took to her Instagram Story on Sunday where she shared the now-viral image of Abrams, who is currently campaigning to be Georgia’s next governor, smiling without a mask as he sat on the floor with a full classroom children, who wear masks.
“What the hell… politicians at their best. Mask the kids and you sit yourself without a mask. The hypocrisy continues,” McPhee wrote. “I’m sure she’ll say… ‘but I had my mask in my hand!'”
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However, Abrams had already responded to the backlash caused by the photo after incumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp joined several other conservatives in criticizing the candidate over the photo.
“It is shameful that our opponents are using a Black History Month reading event for Georgian children as impetus for a bogus political attack, and it is pitiful and predictable that our opponents continue to look for opportunities to hijack the attention to their failed records when it comes to protecting public health during the pandemic,” read a statement from his campaign posted on Instagram.
She added: “This pathetic, transparent and idiotic attack is beneath anyone who claims to want to run Georgia.
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Masks have been shown to be effective in stopping the spread of the coronavirus and the CDC recently told the public that while cloth masks are not recommended as they are not the most effective in stopping the spread of variants like Omicron, they are always better than wearing nothing. at all. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask indoors and outdoors where large gatherings are taking place. In fact, Glennwood Elementary School, where Abrams’ event took place, currently has a mask mandate in the county.
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Abrams was at school last week to kick off the third annual African American Reading, where she met with young students and teachers. Director Dr Holly Brookins took to Twitter after the visit to post four photos to her Twitter account, which have since been deleted.