Stacey Abrams: Georgia Governor’s Action On Masks ‘Proves His Incompetence’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Stacey Abrams: Georgia Governor’s Action On Masks ‘Proves His Incompetence’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

 

Stacey Abrams, the founder of voter protection PAC Fair Fight, says Governor Brian Kemp’s (R-GA) decision to void local mask mandates proves he is “following the lead of the incompetency and the immorality” of Donald Trump. She tells Lawrence O’Donnell Gov. Kemp’s actions show he is too “afraid of the consequences of leadership to actually demonstrate any.” Aired On 7/15/2020.
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Stacey Abrams: Georgia Governor’s Action On Masks ‘Proves His Incompetence’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

93 Comments on "Stacey Abrams: Georgia Governor’s Action On Masks ‘Proves His Incompetence’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Tarekthedrum | July 16, 2020 at 12:19 AM | Reply

    Kemp isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.

    • William Bednarz | July 16, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      you are looking at a puppet – the strings aren’t his
      there is no brain to make a decision – just follow the
      leader? he will protect you???

    • As long as he protects my freedom …… he is the sharpest!

    • Mara A Dead people have so much freedom. Freedom from worries, bills, responsibility. Or did you mean freedumb? That makes a lot more sense.

    • Kemp is trying to make headlines and he has done just that. He wants attention he has zero credentials to make the decisions he is making. We as a nation have handed ourselves over to a group of people that want headlines. We gave them the power to decide our safety our lives. They are on a TV show. We keep watching.

    • tarded artist | July 16, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      Kemp isn’t in the shed, he’s in the dung heap

  2. Kristi Marie | July 16, 2020 at 12:20 AM | Reply

    I really don’t understand republicans are so afraid to fight a virus.

  3. It’s peculiar how the “Pro-Life” party doesn’t seem to care if we live or die. 🙂

    • Sal’tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. Preliminary reports on surgical mask induced deoxygenation is public record. Liberals are a joke.

    • Wil Rodriguez | July 16, 2020 at 2:59 PM | Reply

      @5G Tower AGAIN THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE. You Trump Worshippers made it so, All medical evidence point to the effectiveness of mask to control Covid 19. You would have to tape the mask to your face to suffocate yourself. You wear a mask in public and maybe, an hour…
      This is NOT a liberal or conservative issue…it a public health issue. I know I am wasting my words on you because you are a Trump Zombie…dead on the inside to caring about anything but your god Trump. I have never seen a leader and his sycophants do nothing to protect Americans from dying. It is sad…

    • Wil Rodriguez It’s a complete political issue trying to shield the brain dead joe Biden from having to preform in a debate and advocate mail in ballots by keeping voting centers like schools closed under the guise of covid. Liberal tears will flood the streets when this fails

    • Wil Rodriguez | July 16, 2020 at 3:28 PM | Reply

      @5G Tower whatever…go and try not to infect someone…

    • Sal'tripin Guitar & Pedal Co. | July 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @5G Tower ya rite.. Do you know how oxygen works? its tiny and no mask is going to stop it. covid on the other hand, the spit and flem you spew will be stopped by the mask. protecting others from you. if your having lack of O2 from your mask then you are doing it wrong. citing preliminary studies is just like lying.. keep doing for you rich masters, sounds like they have you all wrapped up.. rightwing fascists are the stupid tools of the elite few and need to go the way of the Dodo. You live in a liberal democracy if you wanna be an authoritarian fascist the go live in iran.

  4. John McDonald | July 16, 2020 at 12:32 AM | Reply

    Traitor trump is our pre-existing condition.

  5. America has Begun to Evolve BACKWARDS, ! FACT CHECK THAT ,!

    • well, thank god the us history is not too long

    • Not evolving but rather forced which can be seen through educated eyes that it’s almost solely due to democrats incompetence and pandering. They still push for everyone to have less rights, higher taxes to fund more non essential nonsense out of your pocket but not theirs as they want a raise. Do your own research and you’ll question them more yourselves and won’t feel very represented regardless of your race.

    • no need to, the devolution is readily apparent.

    • tarded artist | July 16, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      does anyone know if Kemp’s knuckles drag the ground? Does he walk upright? Just curious

    • Empires last 250 years or so then bye bye. Bye bye to this one.

  6. David Turner | July 16, 2020 at 12:36 AM | Reply

    Why don’t the poultry workers strike, sounds terrible having to do slave labor like that.

    • They did, the president used an executive order to mandate meat packaging plants to stay open.

    • No money saved they get paid chump change

    • Trump forced them back to work by taking away their unemployment if they didn’t. That is what trump does to communities of color and white poor. Call their jobs essential so they can treat them as expendable. I mean seriously, they are trying to take away healthcare from people during a pandemic. They are just disgusting human beings

    • PEOPLE LOVE BEING SLAVES, THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO TELL THEM HOW TO DO EVERYTHING

    • David Goldman | July 16, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      wow you sound like you are 15 I bet all work seems like slave labor to you, lazy punk

  7. It’s like someone from the future wrote “The Emperor Has No Clothes” as a warning to us in 2020.

    • @WA S **checks the math**
      You are correct.

    • WA S Honestly I see it now, he apparently lives in a vacuum an *ONLY* listens to the information from his closest advisors. He was literally just in the news because he publicly claimed he was “never told” asymptomatic carriers were a thing. But at what point do we just call him out for playing dumb?

    • Tony Meza Most people do not go around informing their boss of something that 99% of the public consider common knowledge. We knew it was asymptomatic in February when we learned that the incubation period was 14 days and that people could spread it during that period. My 8 year old grandkid knew that.

    • Ro G thanks Ro

    • WA S To be fair 99% of the *informed* public knew about asymptotic carriers long ago and the Governor should be one of them. I don’t know the stats but there are plenty of Americans who hear COVID-19 news and turn off their brain calling it a hoax. Somehow we’ve politicized a virus, good job people 🤦🏻‍♂️ .

  8. To solve the ICU surge, park the “Ever Trump covid19 patients ” in the parking lot of the hospitals, near the refrigerator containers. Efficient and effective.

    • Wil Rodriguez | July 16, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

      @Tony Meza welcome to the 2020 party, pal

    • Wil Rodriguez It feels like the ‘end of the world’ party that never ends…

    • Wil Rodriguez | July 16, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @Tony Meza ” its the end of the world as we know it…
      And I feel fine…”

    • @Wil Rodriguez The Eternal God Jehovah loves us. He created us. But we became corrupted by disobedience. Like when you tell a child: don’t play with fire. He waits for us to return home. Reach out to Him and He is close by. Seek and He is easy to find. Yeshua / Jesus will show you the way. And He will bless you. And you will rejoice, like living water out of a spring. Check: Triumph in truth, the truth will set you free.

    • @Tony Meza The Eternal God Jehovah loves us. He created us. But we became corrupted by disobedience. Like when you tell a child: don’t play with fire. He waits for us to return home. Reach out to Him and He is close by. Seek and He is easy to find. Yeshua / Jesus will show you the way. And He will bless you. And you will rejoice, like living water out of a spring. Check: Triumph in truth, the truth will set you free.

  9. Noah Spurrier | July 16, 2020 at 12:48 AM | Reply

    What is the issue about masks? It costs nothing. It is the smallest of inconvenience.

    • @Matthew Suhanec The best argument I’ve seen for it so far is requiring people to wear shirts and shoes inside a business. Nobody ever complains about that

    • Truthseeker Mia | July 16, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

      @Tony Stark Yes, but if trump told His cult of idiots to not wear shirts or shoes, they’d refuse the rule and do what they’re doing now, having fist fights, spitting, and coughing on the poor workers at the doors of businesses. They shot and killed an employee last week because he a was asked to wear a mask!

    • Wil Rodriguez | July 16, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Look at all the Karen and Darren videos of these people screaming about their “rights”…it does not explain their stupid, just lets you see their twisted reasoning

    • Thank you Noah— ONLY in america can we take a non-issue and make it a Big deal!!!!!!!

    • Wil Rodriguez See how much they scream when they get criminally trespassed off the property and get slapped with a misdemeanor assault charge.

  10. So he is a coward….his family must be so proud…..

  11. isn’t this criminal negligence? So does this mean surgical/medical staff in Georgia can choose to not wear a mask too?

    • Matthew Suhanec | July 16, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      Ha nice one… the orange fat mans dogs are still on the leash keeping there nose well positioned to heed there masters orders

    • Martha Guerra | July 16, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      Please have some common sense.

    • It doesn’t apply to private businesses. Walmart’s nationwide mask requirement is still in effect. If local businesses want to have their insurance jacked up or cancelled more power to them.

    • If the decision is left up to fake governor, Kemp, and destructive trump, they would probably Demand that the medical staff , of Atlanta, not wear mask.
      They are Truly Dispicable.

    • do you blindly trust people who say things on tv???????

  12. Every single Republicunt needs to go!
    🌊🌊🌊🌊 BLUE TSUNAMI 🌊🌊🌊🌊

  13. I’m in Georgia and Kemp is putting my life at risk. What a pos. Georgians should wear masks… 4 weeks and we could be rid of this. Is that really so hard?

    • @stryker 1 actually mr deputy genius…. the number is .2. ..NOT .02, and CDC even said it was UNDERestimated.

    • @Froggy we all know cops aren’t smart 😊

    • @stryker 1 Actually I didn’t know that .. but if you’re a cop in Georgia (or any highly infected state) and don’t wear a mask, then I’m convinced.

    • nomaah maine | July 16, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      @Froggy no, because I keep my distance so I won’t get infected, and I won’t spread it because I keep my distance, so u wear the mask for your protection and take orders as ur told.

    • @nomaah maine problem is there’s no order. But I do wear a mask. Stay safe!

  14. Toochie Toochie | July 16, 2020 at 1:30 AM | Reply

    Texas has a moron for a governor his name is Abbott

  15. becomingellis | July 16, 2020 at 2:11 AM | Reply

    No mandates in nursing homes? One place where we know we have some of the most vulnerable in our populations……Wow, yeah Kemp – you’re showing strength and power…so, powerful.

    • Martha Guerra | July 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM | Reply

      Did you hear him say No Masks, he didn’t, he said wear them at your discretion

    • Martha Guerra Same thing. When you say there is no mandate. People will actually not wear the masks. I go to restaurants people are not social distancing and they’re definitely not wearing masks.

    • @A. P. Martha, is slow.

    • becomingellis | July 16, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @Martha Guerra Martha, I am referring to the fact that when a governor ‘mandates” that mask be worn then it can be enforced vs. just saying to wear it at your own discretion….More importantly, I am talking about the governor of any state who specifically does not mandate the wearing of masks if someone was to visit an senior citizen or loved one at a nursing home – that population in many cases already are in a situation where they can’t just leave at there own free will unless they have someone that can fully care for them – that is what the nursing facility is supposed to act as – a “secure” place for them to be – or as secure as possible…….we all know that people are wearing masks in a lot of places at their discretion…that was not my perspective on this topic.

  16. Virginia O'Flaherty | July 16, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

    I love the way Ms. Abrams is a straight speaker.

  17. Seriously people are losing their lives. Like wtf man. Everyone should wear a mask.

  18. Wentian Chan | July 16, 2020 at 7:12 AM | Reply

    The Republican Party is the most craven and contemptible institution in America. It brings shame to all of us.

    • Wouldn’t call it an institution, more like a cult. Trump is like Jim Jones.

    • Ab- Kimba does what? Makes you look stupid? I’ll agree with that.

    • Snake Plissken | July 16, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Reply

      How does the Republican Party bring shame? As a young Democrat, I need talking points. Thanks.

    • Snake Plissken Before 2016 the majority of the world may not have liked us but at least they respected us for the most part. Now the rest of the world either has pity for us or they openly mock us. Canada closed their border to us for the rest of the year, but reserved the right to extend that closure indefinitely depending on November. A President is the representative of the American people, he’s our public face. Now the rest of the world thinks we are a bunch of freedumb nutters they don’t want to have anything to do with. I can’t blame them. Trump and the GOP have brought shame to us all.

    • Snake Plissken | July 16, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      @WA S Ok. That’s an observation. I need talking points with actual evidence. Thanks. 🙂

  19. That’s how Kemp understands democracy. Vote him out!

  20. PeanutButterVibes | July 16, 2020 at 1:47 PM | Reply

    Immoral? For not forcing people to wear a mask?🤔 What’s immoral is that these governors are allowing positive COVID elderly to be placed with other non infected elderly in nursing homes. Why aren’t governors being put on blast for that?

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