Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams wants to run for president someday, she said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
“Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams said on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The 47-year-old Georgia Democrat told interviewer Erin Moriarty that she feels a responsibility to say she aims to run — as an example to every young woman and person of color.
“Again, it’s about you cannot have those things you refuse to dream of,” Abrams said.
The Yale Law School-educated attorney has been making the rounds promoting her new novel, the legal thriller “While Justice Sleeps.” Abrams has also written eight romance novels using the pen name Selena Montgomery.
After narrowly losing a bid in 2018 to become Georgia governor, her name was floated as a potential vice presidential candidate for Joe Biden last year and some expect her to be in the mix for governor again in 2022.
Many credited Abrams’ efforts in helping to flip Georgia for the Democrats in last year’s presidential election, as Biden became the first Democrat to carry the state since Bill Clinton won it in 1992.
Abrams then contributed in the push to boost voter turnout in the Peach State for a January runoff election that sent two Democrats to the Senate. Abrams told CBS she saw a “through line” with that election and the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, where some carried Confederate flags.
“That flag has always been a declaration of domestic terrorism against communities they thought were not worthy of being able to call themselves citizens,” Abrams said.
When asked about her busy professional life, Abrams admitted her last relationship ended in part because of her packed schedule and very public life.
But she said she hoped to meet someone who wouldn’t look at those issues as relationship disqualifiers.
“Yes. It’s nice to like somebody and to have someone like you,” she said. “I wrote a lot of books about it.”