Stacey Abrams announces run for governor in Georgia -- just over a year after she helped flip the state blue
Stacey Abrams is setting herself up for a rematch with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Abrams on Wednesday announced her intention to run for governor in the Peach State next year, and released a video where she said that "my job has been to put my head down and keep working toward one Georgia, for that farmer in Peach County, for that teacher in Sparta, for that mechanic in College Park."
Abrams is widely credited with helping President Joe Biden win Georgia in 2020 with her work identifying and registering Democratic voters in her state.
In addition to helping elect Biden, who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992, Abrams also helped elected Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), who together gave Democrats their current majority in the Senate.
Incumbent Brian Kemp, who narrowly defeated Abrams in 2018, has been the focus of ire from former President Donald Trump, who even went so far as to suggest that he would prefer to see Abrams win the state than for Kemp to win reelection.
Watch Abrams's campaign video below.
I\u2019m running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn\u2019t be determined by zip code, background or access to power. #gapol\n\nBe a founding donor to my campaign:\nhttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/afg22-tw?refcode=120121\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/z14wUlo8ls— Stacey Abrams (@Stacey Abrams) 1638390049
The suspect in the Michigan school shooting has been identified by Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald as 15-year-old sophomore student Ethan Crumbley.
Police said that a Crumbley opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at Oxford High School, which is near Detroit, shooting at least 30 rounds that have now left four students dead and six students and one teacher wounded.
The suspect's father allegedly purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer that was in the shooting just four days earlier on Black Friday. Prosecutors say that charges are being considered against both of his parents.
Crumbley has been charged as an adult with murder, terrorism, assault, and weapons possession charges. He had posted photos of the gun, and him firing it, to social media just before the shooting.
“I am absolutely sure after reviewing evidence that it isn’t even a close call," McDonald said at a briefing. "It was absolutely premeditated.”
There was no immediate explanation for the attack, which sent panic through the 1,800 students at the school, according to police.
Crumbley surrendered to police in the hallway of the school, with several rounds still in the gun, police said.
"In investigating the incident with the school, the suspect had been involved in a meeting over behavior issues the prior day and the day of the shooting. The Sheriff's Office was not made aware of the meeting or became aware of any issue until after the event occurred. Nothing of concern was noted in his school file prior to the first meeting. There are also no documented cases of bullying of the suspect with the school," the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
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With reporting from AFP
'The former president was suggesting people inject bleach': Psaki smacks down Doocy over COVID deaths
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was quick to scuttle Fox News’ president anti-Biden propagandist after he tried to turn today’s news about then-President Donald Trump hiding the results of his positive COVID test barely days before standing on stage with Joe Biden at a Sept. 2020 debate into a story about President Joe Biden’s success in scuttling the pandemic.
“There’s a lot of talk about the first Trump-Biden debate today,” Doocy began. “But at the second one in 2021, roughly 220,000 Americans had already died of COVID. Joe Biden said about Trump, ‘anyone who was responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.’ Is that still the standard now that more Americans have died under President Biden?
“I think the fundamental question here is what are you doing to save lives and protect people?” Psaki responded, with a tinge of anger. “And the former president was suggesting people inject bleach. He apparently, reportedly didn’t even share with people he was going to interact with that he had tested positive for COVID himself. He continued to provide a forum for misinformation, which probably led to people not getting, not taking steps forward to get to protect themselves, to wear a mask, to eventually get vaccinated. This President has made the vaccine widely available. He’s relied on the health – the advice of his health and medical experts, and he is trying to be a part of solving this crisis, getting the pandemic under control. And I think there’s a pretty stark difference between their approaches. ”
Fox\u2019s Peter Doocy asks about deaths from COVID under Trump and Biden, and WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki reminds him that \u201cthe former president was suggesting people inject bleach.\u201d\n\n\u201cI think there\u2019s a pretty stark difference between their approaches.\u201dpic.twitter.com/X0v5vBUe47— The Recount (@The Recount) 1638388613