The mother-daughter Georgia election workers targeted by Donald Trump are being lauded as heroes
Two Georgia elections officials who were viciously harassed by former President Donald Trump and his allies are being lauded as heroes following their gripping testimony on Tuesday before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
Wandrea Shaye Moss and her mother Lady Ruby Freeman were accused by Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani that they helped steal the election from him and were subsequently treated with racist and defamatory subjugation.
Moss recalled how the trauma from what she experienced has destroyed her life.
"It's turned my life upside down. I no longer give out my business card. I don't transfer calls. I don't want anyone knowing my name. I don't want to go anywhere with my mom because she might yell my name out over the grocery aisle or something. I don't go to the grocery store at all. I haven't been anywhere at all," Moss revealed.
"I've gained about 60 pounds. I just don't do nothing anymore. I don't want to go anywhere. I second guess everything that I do," she continued. "This affected my life in a major way. In every way. All because of lies, for me doing my job, the same thing I've been doing forever."
Watch below via ABC News:
\u201c"It's turned my life upside down....I don't want anybody knowing my name....All because of lies."\n\nEx-Fulton County election worker Shaye Moss says being falsely accused by Rudy Giuliani and others of election fraud has affected her life "in every way." https://t.co/XXhJAyHp2w\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1655839578
Freeman also described the devastating impact Trump's sanctioned actions have had on her.
"I've lost my name and I've lost my reputation. I've lost my sense of security, all because a group of people starting with No. 45 and his ally Rudy Giuliani decided to scapegoat me and my daughter Shaye, to push their own lies about how the presidential election was stolen," Freeman, a 62-year-old grandmother, said in a taped statement.
"There is nowhere I feel safe. Nowhere. Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States to target you?" Freeman asked rhetorically. "The president of the United States is supposed to represent every American—not to target one. But he targeted me, Lady Ruby, a small business owner, a mother, a proud American citizen who stood up to help Fulton County run its elections in the middle of the pandemic."
Watch below via ABC News:
\u201cRuby Freeman, ex-Fulton County election worker: "Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States to target you?"\n\n"The president of the United States is supposed to represent every American\u2014not to target one." https://t.co/XXhJAyHp2w\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1655840187
Observers are lauding Moss and Freeman as heroes for sharing their stories with the whole world.
\u201cShaye Moss and Ruby Freeman, my heart goes out to you both for being heroes of our Democracy. I stand with you.\u201d— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1655839520
\u201cLady Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss are American heroes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\u201d— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1655840701
\u201cEveryone in the hearing room is absolutely riveted by the testimony of Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman and how their lives have been turned upside down after being traumatized by the attacks of the former administration.\u201d— Mueller, She Wrote (@Mueller, She Wrote) 1655839581
\u201cShaye Moss and Ruby Freeman have more love for democracy and America in their pinky fingers than the entire MAGA movement has combined.\u201d— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen) 1655840434
\u201c@ABC Shaye and Ruby are heroes\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1655839578
\u201c@ABC Major major props to Ms Moss and Lady Ruby. I just want to give them a hug and tell them it\u2019s gonna be alright. What sweet, kind, good and brave ladies. I\u2019m sure they don\u2019t want to go through a defamation lawsuit but they deserve compensation for what they went through.\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1655839578
\u201c@ABC God bless you Shay and thank you for helping to save America from a fall from a very evil president who belongs in jail\u201d— ABC News (@ABC News) 1655839578
\u201c@RepAdamSchiff These ladies showed more courage than tRump and his allies. Question is, why did Ruby have to leave her home? Why didn\u2019t the FBI provide protection for her?\u201d— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1655839788
\u201c@RepAdamSchiff So true. I really appreciate their belief in doing what is right. And, definite respect for Shaye and Lady Ruby. Unfortunately, do not live close enough to tell them directly.\u201d— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1655839788
There have even been calls for President Joe Biden to award them the Medal of Freedom.
\u201cAfter listening to the 1/6\nHearing this morning I\nWant to say that Lady\nRuby Freeman and Shaye\nMoss should be given the\nPresidential Medal of\nFreedom- they are true\nPatriotic Americans who\nHeld their own against the\nUn-American Trump and\nHis cult followers!\u201d— david wilbourn (@david wilbourn) 1655841633
\u201cLady Ruby Freeman and her daughter Aasha Moss are American Heroes and I\u2019m grateful for them and their service to protecting our democracy and keeping our elections fair! @POTUS needs to give them the medal of freedom!\u201d— Mama J (@Mama J) 1655839918
\u201cFor the record, I have few followers but want it documented that Shaye Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman historically will be in the company of Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, soon to be SCOTUS Ketanji Brown Jackson, Harriet Tubman & others. Medal of Freedom for their heroism!\u201d— Storysue50 (@Storysue50) 1655841588
\u201c@POTUS @VP Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss\u2019 deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom a heartfelt apology, and profound thanks from America for what they were put through to serve their country.\u201d— Brian C. Bock (@Brian C. Bock) 1655840537
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