Fox regular says Stacey Abrams "should be gracious in ... defeat," even though votes are still being counted in Georgia
Brad Blakeman: "If she wants to go to court, then it will be a court. ... It doesn't need to be that way. You should be gracious in your defeat and honored that you even had the opportunity to run."
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From the November 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So let's move on and talk about another contentious race, not really -- Brian Kemp eked out a victory over Stacey Abrams. Look, it's a great story. Abrams comes of nowhere, gets Oprah to go door to door with her, but she lost. She refuses to concede. And guess what? [Sen.] Bernie Sanders -- it's because, race is a factor he says this to The Daily Beast: "I think you know there are a lot of white folks out there who are not necessarily racist who felt uncomfortable for the first time in their lives about whether or not they want to vote for an African-American. I think next time around, by the way, it will be easier." Where does that come in?
BRAD BLAKEMAN (REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT): It's an outrage. The system worked. We had two candidates who fought neck to neck and they should be proud. Both candidates of the race and to have somebody, an interloper come in and suggest even a hint of racism, the state should reject that.
KILMEADE: I would hope so. But if you don't lose, she will -- Stacey Abrams will not admit she lost. They got over the 50 percent threshold so there's not going to be a runoff. But Kemp says I resigned as attorney general. I'm going to be governor. So who is going to step in and say, "Stacey, you lost"?
BLAKEMAN: Well, if necessary, if she wants to go to court, then it will be a court. Just like what happened in 2000. The courts are the ultimate arbiter. It doesn't need to be that way. You should be gracious in your defeat and honored that you even had the opportunity to run.