We The People will soon enter another silly season, as the 2020 presidential race begins to eclipse all other cultural conversations in our nation.
We’ve already been subjected to nasty, faith-based attacks from the likes of Pete Buttigieg, and the insanity of Joe Biden’s creepy behavior, with months left to go still. As these political campaigns continue to dig for dirt against one another, there is little doubt that the dramatic dealings will only increase.
Now, Stacey Abrams, a possible 2020 contender and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate in 2018, has her own mess to clean up.
Georgia’s newly minted director of the state ethics commission said Thursday his agency will subpoena the bank records of failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and groups that assisted her with raising campaign funds.
David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosecutor who started Monday as head of the ethics commission, announced plans to look into the Abrams campaign during a press conference on general agency business with reporters.
Details on the investigation were scant at this early stage.
“What I can say about the investigation into the Abrams campaign is, in the relatively near future, I expect we will be issuing subpoenas for bank and finance records of both Miss Abrams and various PACs and special-interest groups that were affiliated with her campaign,” said Emadi.
The Abrams campaign responded swiftly, albeit vaguely.
Lauren Groh-Wargo, who served as Abrams campaign manager, said of the imminent inquiry in a statement: “The Abrams campaign worked diligently to ensure compliance throughout the election and, had we been notified of any irregularities, would have immediately taken action to rectify them.”
Groh-Wargo continued: “The new ethics chief ― a Kemp donor and former Republican Party leader ― is using his power to threaten and lob baseless partisan accusations at the former Abrams campaign when they should be focused on real problems like the unethical ties between the governor’s office and voting machine lobbyists instead.”
Abrams has expressed muted interest in entering the 2020 race for President, although she has denied rumors that she would be a possible VP pick for Joe Biden…who has been dealing with his own closet full of skeletons in recent days.
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