Celebrities are going gaga for Stacey Abrams, whose voter mobilization efforts in Georgia are credited with helping put Democrats within reach of a pair of Senate runoff election wins.
Many Hollywood figures heaped praise on Abrams, a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, after Democrat Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Perdue proposes election police force in Georgia Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race MORE was projected early Wednesday to have defeated Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Eleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Democrats' selective hearing on law and order issues puts everyone at risk MORE (R-Ga.) in their Senate race.
Democrat Jon OssoffJon OssoffMissouri Senate candidate says Congress members should go to jail if guilty of insider trading Perdue proposes election police force in Georgia Ossoff and Collins clash over her past support for voting rights legislation MORE also declared victory in his Senate runoff election against Republican David PerdueDavid PerduePerdue proposes election police force in Georgia Kemp campaign alleges Perdue team illegally coordinating with new fundraising committee Abrams treads carefully in relationship with Biden MORE, whose term officially ended Sunday, although that race had not been called by The Associated Press as of Wednesday morning. A win in both of the elections by Democrats would give the party control of the upper chamber.
"Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo and Cher, two prominent Democratic supporters and critics of President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE, were part of a chorus of performers lauding Abrams's work in the Peach State.
STACEY ABRAMS IS A— Cher (@cher) January 6, 2021
Comedian Chelsea Handler and "Frozen" songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez suggested statues be erected in Abrams's honor, and "West Wing" alum Richard Schiff floated making her "person of the year," while actress Rosanna Arquette predicted the Fair Fight Action founder would be the recipient of the country's highest civilian honor.
It’s time for a new statues in the state of Georgia. start with Stacey Abrams, Latosha Brown, a little splash of white male decency, Raffensberger, and all of Georgia’s voting heroes. This is a beautiful day in the history of America and just what we needed to come out of 2020.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 6, 2021
Stacey Abrams should get a statue or monument. pic.twitter.com/ol68pKcEC2— Kristen Anderson-Lopez (@Lyrikris10) January 6, 2021
Stacey Abrams— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) January 6, 2021
should be Time’s Person of the Year! https://t.co/y8qTrPhz0S
I’ll bet The day will come when President Joseph Biden bestows Stacey Abrams with the medal of freedom bringing honor back to it— ✌rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) January 6, 2021
"The Trial of the Chicago 7's" Michael Keaton, "Schitt's Creek" star Dan Levy and singer Michelle Branch also lauded 47-year-old Abrams:
What Stacey Abrams has done is inestimable and patriotic and heroic!— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 6, 2021
“Like an old sweet song....”
What this woman has done for her country must never be forgotten. https://t.co/K97tbNoMAM— dan levy (@danjlevy) January 6, 2021