Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said last week that illegal immigrants — who are not eligible to vote in elections — will be a part of Democrats' promised "blue wave" in this November's midterm elections.
Abrams made the comments while speaking to supporters at the Clayton County campaign office, the Washington Free Beacon reported. She was speaking with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
What did Abrams say?
According to the Free Beacon, the context of the comments came during remarks about the diversity of the "blue wave."
"The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander. It is disabled, it is differently abled. It is LGBTQ. It is law enforcement. It is veterans," Abrams said.
"It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented," she added.
To each of the groups Abrams listed, the crowd responded with affirmation.
The Free Beacon reached out to the Abrams campaign, asking how illegal immigrants can play a role in an election they cannot legally vote in. The campaign did not respond.