Mike Pence Calls Out Oprah and Hollywood for Meddling in Georgia Election
'I'm kind of a big deal, too,' said vice president as he targeted celebs such as Will Ferrell who support Stacey Abrams in the midterms
Hollywood liberals have come out in full force to campaign for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia.
Abrams is running against Republican Brian Kemp, who is currently Georgia’s secretary of state.
If Abrams wins, she would become the country’s first female black governor.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Abrams this week on Thursday by knocking on doors with the potential governor and giving a speech — and she she was accused of some serious race-baiting because of it.
“I am here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed,” said Oprah in her speech in support of Abrams. “I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”
“Got to hand it to Oprah. She’s a great speaker, but I liked her better when she was giving away Toyotas and refrigerators,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham said on her show on Thursday night in reaction to Winfrey’s speech.
She added, “To try to tie the candidacy of the Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to the scourge of racism and even lynchings? Come on, Oprah! It’s dehumanizing, it’s completely baseless, it’s totally cruel and again I say, you’re much better than that and you’re much bigger than that.”
Former President Barack Obama is also scheduled to campaign for Abrams on Friday.
Before Oprah and the former president came to town, comedic actor Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers,” “Old School,” “The Campaign”) was in Georgia going door to door in support of the Democratic candidate.
Check out a video of Ferrell (pictured above right) in Georgia last weekend below:
Will Ferrell has arrived in Atlanta to fire up young #GaDems! 🔥
— Georgia Democrat (@GeorgiaDemocrat) October 26, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence bit back at Hollywood’s coming out to Georgia and pushing Abrams on voters.
“This ain’t Hollywood!” Pence said at a speech in Savannah on Thursday.
The vice president then joked, “I’m kind of a big deal, too.”
The words were in reference to the famous “I’m kind of a big deal” line from one of Will Ferrell’s biggest hits, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” which was released in 2004.
A sequel followed in 2013.
Pence said Abrams’ campaign is being “bankrolled by Hollywood liberals,” but that despite the major support from the entertainment industry, voters will choose a governor who genuinely wants to put the needs of the state and the values of its citizens first.
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