Joe Biden totally lied about the new Georgia Election Law on ESPN last night, claiming it was ‘Jim Crow on steroids,’ and encouraged MLB to move their All-Star game out of Georgia over the law:
NY TIMES — President Biden said on Wednesday that he would “strongly support” Major League Baseball moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta after the executive director of the players’ union said he was open to discussing such a move after Georgia Republicans passed a law last week to restrict voting access in the state.
“The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports,” Mr. Biden said in an interview on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” the night before opening day. “And it’s just not right.”
His comments came on the same day that major companies like Delta Air Lines, Georgia’s largest employer, sharply criticized the legislation in the face of mounting pressure from activists, customers and Black executives. The law introduced stricter voter identification requirements for absentee balloting and limited drop boxes in predominantly Black neighborhoods, and it expanded the legislature’s power over elections.
“This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia,” Mr. Biden told Sage Steele of ESPN.
The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13 in Atlanta.
There is NOTHING remotely Jim Crow about this new election law and for Joe Biden to say these things while encouraging a major sports franchise to penalize Georgia for passing the new law is irresponsible and very much beneath the Office of the President.
What a jackass!
In related news, the State of Georgia has just hit back at Delta, who is mentioned above for ‘sharply criticizing’ the new election law:
This is amazing. Georgia Republicans voted last night to cancel a Delta tax break, to punish Delta for criticizing their voter suppression bill.
A GOP leader admitted to this motive, saying:
"You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand."
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) April 1, 2021
This guy is a hard lib, so don’t bother reading his opinion piece.
Delta’s CEO yesterday tried to pressure Georgia to dump the new law, saying “I need to make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”
Ryan Girdusky responded to the tweet by saying “Good. Now Republicans on a federal level should follow and end tax cuts for companies that use most visas or promote social marxism. Stop rewarding people who hate us.”
Amen! I’ll have more on this later today, including a post that details exactly what this new Georgia bill does.