Stacey Abrams on Monday did not directly respond to a question about a potential presidential bid, instead saying that she is focused on getting voting rights legislation passed.
During an appearance on CNN, host Erin Burnett asked the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate if she would consider running for the White House if President BidenJoe BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE decides against running for reelection.
"Is that something you would consider?" Burnett asked, referencing a Politico article that noted Democratic operatives expect her to consider a run for the White House if she is successful with another possible Democratic campaign for Georgia governor.
"My focus, my consideration, my efforts, my energy is being poured into making certain that we pass the Freedom to Vote Act, that we pass the John LewisJohn LewisDemocratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills With extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category MORE Voting Rights Advancement Act and that we can have a conversation about elections after we do the work of protecting the democracy that undergirds those contests," Abrams responded.
Abrams, who is seen as a major asset by Democrats, was largely credited with helping flip Georgia blue in the 2020 presidential and Senate races. She campaigned recently for Democrat Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffeTo empower parents, reinvent schools Pollster says he would tell Democrats running in 2022 that 'we have a problem' Democrats anxious over Abrams silence on Georgia governor bid MORE in his unsuccessful bid for Virginia governor.
Earlier this month, Republicans blocked the Senate from starting debate on the bill named after the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in a setback for Democrats.