Georgia politician, activist Abrams says 'absolutely' hopes to become U.S. president

"Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," Abrams said of her desire to be the president.

Updated: May 10, 2021 - 10:02am

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Georgia Democratic politician and voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams said during a weekend interview that  she "absolutely" hopes to eventually become a U.S. president.

"Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely," Abrams said Sunday in an interview with CBS News on the question of becoming president. 

Abrams, who narrowly lost a 2018 bid for Georgia governor, is a former state legislator. She used her nationalize gubernatorial bid to help lead a vote-turnout initiative earlier this year that helped Democrats with both of Georgia's Senate seats from Republicans. 

"For every young woman, every person of color, every young person of color who sees me and decides what they're capable of based on what I think I am capable of," Abrams also said Sunday.

After her loss in the Georgia gubernatorial race, Abrams also claimed widespread voter suppression.

"While I acknowledge the results of the 2018 election here in Georgia, I did not, and we cannot accept efforts to undermine our right to vote," she said after the election, according to The Hill.

Abrams made her statements while promoting her book "While Justice Sleeps," a fiction novel. Abrams published her first fiction book under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery and has reportedly sold 100,000 copies of her books.

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