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Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday called on Stacey Abrams, his Democratic opponent for the 2022 election, to resign from a radical foundation that backs defunding the police.
Abrams serves on the board of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based grantmaking group, which has also called for abolishing law enforcement. Abrams supported an expanded anti-police initiative from the group shortly after joining its board.
“Stacey Abrams is lying about her own record on public safety – a record that is completely out-of-touch with Georgians,” Reagan McCarthy, deputy communications director for Kemp’s campaign, told Fox News Digital. “Abrams currently serves on the board of a foundation supporting the Defund the Police movement and has profited over $50,000 from the group.”
“Her campaign may be trying to bury her past, but Abrams’ record is abundantly clear at every turn,” McCarthy added. “If she truly supports law enforcement here in Georgia, she should resign her position with the Marguerite Casey Foundation and disavow the radical Defund the Police policies that put officers at risk and families in danger.”
Abrams’ campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kemp’s call for Abrams to leave the radical anti-police group follows numerous Fox News Digital reports on her involvement with the foundation.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation has repeatedly voiced support for defunding and abolishing the police, Fox News Digital previously reported.
The foundation also hosted an event in early February titled “Becoming Abolitionists—A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety,” which was moderated by the foundation’s president and CEO, Carmen Rojas.
The group has also awarded millions to professors and scholars who advocate anti-capitalist and prison abolitionist views.
Abrams, meanwhile, also backed an expanded anti-police initiative from the foundation, Fox News Digital also reported.
The board unanimously gave the green light to a campaign called ‘Answer the Uprising’ just weeks after Abrams had joined the group. The initiative…