Celebrities heap praise on Stacey Abrams over Georgia runoffs
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 Warnock was projected early Wednesday to have defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in their Senate race.
Democrat Jon Ossoff also declared victory in his Senate runoff election against Republican David Perdue, 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 Trump, were part of a chorus of performers lauding Abrams’s work in the Peach State.
.@staceyabrams is a real superhero. Once again saving us all. pic.twitter.com/rOEFUM63Hs
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 6, 2021
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
should be Time’s Person of the Year! https://t.co/y8qTrPhz0S
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) January 6, 2021
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!
“Like an old sweet song….”
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 6, 2021
What this woman has done for her country must never be forgotten. https://t.co/K97tbNoMAM
— dan levy (@danjlevy) January 6, 2021
Good morning! Thank you Georgia and @staceyabrams pic.twitter.com/VfyGDPkMxz
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) January 6, 2021
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