PEACH STATE SHERIFFS ON ABRAMS: ‘Good Ole Boy’ Remark ‘Vile and Disgusting’

Georgia sheriffs supporting GOP incumbent Governor Brian Kemp aren’t too pleased with what his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams is saying about law enforcement; Abrams made a racially-charged comment during Sunday night’s debate.

“I’m not a member of the good ole boys club. So, no, I don’t have 107 sheriffs who want to be able to take Black people off the streets, who want to be able to go without accountability.”

Georgia sheriffs call the remarks “vile and disgusting.”

From Fox News:

In northeastern Georgia, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum, the second elected female sheriff in state history, told Fox News Digital she found the comments “disgusting” and indicative that Abrams didn’t care about law enforcement.

“I don’t care as a sheriff what color your skin is. We take an oath to serve and protect the people and enforce the laws of the state of Georgia,” she said. “And that’s what we do every day. It was an insult to the Georgia sheriffs that are supporting him and all law enforcement… I’ve been in this business 36 years, and I have never done anything to tarnish my badge, and my fellow sheriffs are good people that are supporting him. And I was just kind of disgusted to hear it… I don’t even know what to say, it’s just wrong. It’s just absolutely wrong.”

In neighboring Barrow County, Sheriff Jud Smith agreed with Mangum, calling the comment a “slap in the face” to Georgia voters who backed the sheriffs in their areas, as well as every officer of every race in his department.

“Her comments were vile and disgusting, and it just goes to show you that her camp, her team are vilifying and demonizing law enforcement,” he said. “And it’s not just a dig on sheriffs. It’s a dig on every law enforcement officer in the state, whether they support her or not… At this point, I think she’s just grasping at straws.”

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