Georgia Dem Candidate for Governor Boasts About Receiving D, F Ratings From NRA

May 23, 2018

Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams on Wednesday boasted about receiving "D" and "F" ratings from the National Rifles Association (NRA).

Abrams, who was endorsed by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday, appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss her victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary and her vision for Georgia.

After talking about some of the issues she is passionate about, co-host Alisyn Camerota interjected and said she noticed Abrams didn't mention anything about gun control or immigration.

"Those were some of the issues that animated the Republican side of the race. So where are you on those?" Camerota asked.

"I am proud to only have ever gotten D's and F's from the NRA, the only bad grades my parents have ever been proud of. And I'm very proud of the fact that I believe every resident in the state of Georgia deserves our protection," Abrams said.

Abrams tweeted earlier this month that she was proud to have a "F" rating from the NRA and was glad to have the support from gun control advocate and former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D., Ariz.) and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Following the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in February, Abrams said she wwould push for a ban on assault weapons.

"I am proud to be the only candidate for #GAGov on either side of the aisle who served in the legislature & never received a stamp of approval from the #NRA. When elected, I will continue to listen to our community’s cry that we champion gun violence prevention efforts," Abrams tweeted.

The candidate headlined an event with a speech at the Democracy Alliance's spring conference in April that promoted the far-left policies of universal healthcare, free college, and reparations, the Washington Free Beacon reported. She has not publicly backed plans for universal health care or free college tuition, both policy positions supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). She has also not come out in support of reparations, a policy proposal that even Sanders has come out against.

Abrams will face either Casey Cagle or Brian Kemp, the two Republican candidates vying for the party's nomination, in the November general election. Cagle, the state's current lieutenant governor, and Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, are heading to a July 24 runoff in the Republican primary.