Georgia’s bitter and divisive Democrat gubernatorial primary between Stacey Evans and Stacey Abrams took another turn for the worse earlier this week as the two candidates met on the same stage for the first time. At an event hosted by Georgia Win List, Abrams and Evans re-opened wounds left at August’s Netroots Nation Conference meltdown, which was marred by protests and jeers during Evans’ remarks and even scuffling among the candidates’ supporters. At the event, the two candidates showed no interest in setting the past aside, choosing instead to rehash the events from August.
After Evans berated Abrams for refusing to condemn the protests, which she later claimed were “not peaceful,” Abrams doubled down on her position, saying she would “never condemn” those who protest. While Georgia’s Democrat primary race continues to grow more and more divisive, already inspiringcomparisons to the last year’s bitter contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the party’s chances of uniting for victory in 2018 continue to plummet as its candidates take aim at one another.