Biden Throws Support Behind Moving MLB All-Star Game Out Of Georgia, Praises Athletes For Using Sports To Blast Political Views

Biden Throws Support Behind Moving MLB All-Star Game Out Of Georgia, Praises Athletes For Using Sports To Blast Political Views

President Joe Biden has declared his support for moving Major League Baseball’s All-Star game, scheduled for July, out of the state of Georgia as an act of revenge for the state putting out new election laws.

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The president conducted an interview with ESPN on Wednesday in which he praised professional athletes for “acting incredibly responsibly” by using their influence to help push the liberal political agenda.

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them [moving the all-star game out of Atlanta],” Biden said during his talk with ESPN’s Sage Steele. “People look to them. They’re leaders.”

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“Look at what’s happened with the NBA, as well. Look what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right,” Biden went on to say. “This is Jim Crow on steroids what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states.”

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via Daily Wire:

The president then went on to repeat false claims that the new law prohibited food and drink at polling places and mandated the polls close at 5 p.m.

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“Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote? Can’t do that? Come on,” the president said. “Or you’re going to close a polling place at five o’clock when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

The Georgia law implements restrictions on handing out food and drink near polling places similar to restrictions already in place in New York and Biden’s home state of Delaware. The restrictions are designed to prevent lobbyists or special interest from handing out concessions at polling places. It does not ban voters from bringing or ordering food, nor does it prohibit polling workers from setting out self-service water stations or distributing food donated for general use.

The law does not mandate that polls close by 5 p.m. Election Day voting in Georgia lasts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and as long as voters are in line by 7 p.m., they are allowed to vote. Nothing in the new law changes those rules. In fact, the new election law expands voting access for most Georgia residents, according to The Washington Post.

Tony Clark, the MLB Players Association Executive Director stated last week that the player’s union would “look forward” to having a chance to chat about moving the all-star game out of Georgia as a form of protest against the new voting law.

“We have not had a conversation with the league on that issue. If there is an opportunity to, we would look forward to having that conversation,” Clark stated.

Wow. Liberals really are trying to ruin everything by infecting every part of our culture with their sickening progressive worldview and silencing anyone who dares to speak out against them.

Politics, especially liberal politics, has poisoned every part of society and is making things almost intolerable. Nothing is sacred. Not sports. Not movies. Not books. Nothing.