ATLANTA — Atlanta's former mayor is on the list of Americans who are no longer welcome in Russia. She's taking it in stride.
In fact, she says he didn't even realize she was on the list to begin with.
Keisha Lance Bottoms posted Sunday about her inclusion on the list of 500 Americans banned from Russia for allegedly spreading "Russophobia."
It puts her in company with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as those from the Peach State who are among those included on the list. Bottoms' inclusion likely relates to her close ties to the Biden administration,; she served as a senior adviser to President Biden for nearly a year before leaving her post in April.
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"I was banned from Russia and didn’t even know it," she tweeted Sunday, adding a crying laughing and shrug emoji.
She received several congratulatory responses in the replies.
On Saturday, Raffensperger took a similar tone, saying: "My inclusion on this list is deserved, and I appreciate them thinking of me."
“While I was previously unaware of my anti-Russian activities, I accept the verdict of Russia, whose commitment to truth, justice and the rule of law speaks for itself,” the secretary added. “I can see where my commitment to free, fair and accurate elections, my tendency to speak truth to power and strong stance against war crimes would offend President Putin’s sensibilities. I accept that I’m not their cup of Russian tea.”