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Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abraham was mocked online after comparing herself with progressive Democrats to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his people fighting against a Russian invasion.
Abrams made the comparison while speaking with “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah during his second gubernatorial campaign.
“We are a stronger nation when we allow people to participate,” Abrams said in the clip that has gained momentum online.
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“And if we ever doubted it: the war that Putin is waging against Ukraine, President Zelenskyy said it, and I will paraphrase it, probably badly,” continued the Georgian Democrat. “He said it’s not a war against Ukraine, it’s a war against democracy in Ukraine.”
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Abrams went on to say that it is “wrong” when “we allow democracy to be overtaken by those who want to choose who can be heard, and those choices are based on nothing but animosity or disadvantages”.
The Georgia gubernatorial candidate has been harassed online for the comments, with the Heritage Foundation’s John Cooper lambasting Abrams over his signing issue with receipts.
“It should be noted that Ukraine also requires voter ID,” Cooper wrote, make connections to Ukrainian legislation.
Other users flamed Abrams over the comment, with GOP deputy national press secretary Will O’Grady pointing out that the remarks were made on Comedy Central, and Republican broadcaster Matt Whitlock called the comparison “pretty stupid.” .
Abrams lost to Republican Governor Brian Kemp in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election and rose to fame in blue circles as she and other Democrats claimed the election was stolen from her.
The Georgia Democrat told Axios on Monday that she will “recognize the winner” in the upcoming gubernatorial election.
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“I will always recognize the legal outcome of an election. I have never failed to do so,” Abrams said. She also said she doesn’t want the American people to be in a place “where we can’t legitimately question” and criticize systems in an effort to improve them.
Abrams’ campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Fox News Digital’s Hanna Panreck contributed reporting.