After Gov. Brian Kemp held a press conference this morning to launch baseless attacks against Stacey Abrams, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement in response:
“During his time as governor, Kemp has ignored crucial problems facing Georgians while pushing extreme and dangerous policies that put our economy at risk. From his unpopular ban on abortion to his criminal carry law, which makes it easier for criminals to carry guns without a permit or its background check, Kemp chose to risk our safety and our economy to gain support from right-wing special interests for his re-election campaign.
“Stacey Abrams has laid out plans to pay our teachers and law enforcement more, provide a tax rebate for folks making under $250,000, create more affordable housing, and suspend the gas tax until the end of the year — all to help working Georgians, and all without raising taxes. Brian Kemp’s response? Crickets. Because he has no desire and no plans to help working people.”
Under Kemp, the Peach State sank in the rankings for top states to do business, from number six in 2021 to number ten in 2022. The decline in Georgia’s ranking for business comes as Kemp is running for re-election and pushing unpopular, extreme, and dangerous policies that:
After Kemp signed his extreme abortion ban in 2019, he said it was “fine” for businesses to leave the state and blatantly mocked industry leaders instead of taking action to protect Georgians’ jobs.
Georgia has also fallen in nationwide rankings of best states to raise a family under Gov. Kemp. The Peach State ranks near the bottom of all states on issues such as health and safety (46th), education and child care (39th), and affordability (42nd).