The guest list for this week’s Bilderberg meeting in Portugal features such luminaries as representatives from Pfizer, the World Economic Forum, the American intelligence community — and Stacey Abrams.
The two-time failed candidate for Georgia governor has never served higher than in the Peach State legislature, but she is a leftist darling and was thus invited.
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Among topics slated to be discussed by those in attendance are the Ukraine war, artificial intelligence, transnational threats, China, banking, energy transition, and the U.S. role in the world.
What Abrams’ role is at the gathering is anyone’s guess.
The Bilderberg meetings originated in 1954 and initially brought together U.S. and European elites. Individuals who participate, according to the Bilderberg website, do so as private citizens and not in an official capacity.
The group claims they possess no agenda, “no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken and no policy statements are issued.”
U.S. dignitaries expected to attend include statesman Henry Kissinger, General and Supreme Allied Commander Europe Christopher Cavoli, and former Trump administration National Security Council member Matthew Pottinger. And Abrams.
In the middle of her two failed bids to become Georgia governor, Abrams publicly lobbied hard to be considered as Joe Biden’s vice presidential nominee in 2020. Her most glaring weakness — out of many — was an utter lack of foreign policy expertise.
Her supporters noted her trips outside the country, though Georgia Republicans called her overt efforts to gain notice “embarrassing.”
Perhaps not quite as embarrassing was her comparison last year between Ukraine’s defense against Russia and the Democratic Party’s attempts to loosen voting protocols.
In the aftermath of the Russian invasion, Abrams railed that “the war that Putin is waging against Ukraine — President Zelenskyy said, and I’m going to paraphrase him probably poorly — President Zelenskyy said this isn’t a war on Ukraine, this is a war on democracy in Ukraine.”
She then tried to connect that statement with her party’s efforts to strip security from U.S. elections. “When we allow democracy to be overtaken by those who want to choose who can be heard, and those choices are not based on anything other than animus…then that is wrong.”
If that’s the wisdom Abrams plans to share in Portugal, she could have saved herself the cost of a plane ticket.