On Saturday the Atlanta Braves win over the Los Angeles Dodgers secured their place in the World Series and that the game would be played at the Atlanta Truist ballpark. After the Major League Baseball (MLB) moved the All-Star game from Atlanta in protest of the state’s new voting law Georgia Governor Brian Kemp couldn’t help but call out the woke MLB executives and Democrat Stacey Abrams who played hands in having the game removed from the state.
“While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia,” Kemp tweeted, “Chop On, and Go @Braves!”
The Daily Wire reports:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the decision to move the 2021 MLB All-Star Game and the MLB draft out of Georgia in April after Kemp signed into law a number of new laws designed to strengthen Georgia’s elections. Manfred suggested that the new laws did not align with MLB “values.”
“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said statement. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”
Manfred’s announcement came after a number of prominent Democrats, including Abrams and President Joe Biden, pushed false claims about the voting laws and compared them to racist “Jim Crow” laws. While Abrams condemned the MLB’s decision to move its events out of Georgia afterward, she was a prominent voice in pushing boycotts as a potential pressure tactic before the MLB’s announcement.
Abram’s spokesperson hit back at Governor Kemp’s tweet slamming the Democrat.
“As Braves fans across the country were celebrating, Brian Kemp swung and missed again with his bizarre deflection of blame for the harm to Georgians resulting from a bill that he signed,” Abrams spokesman Seth Bringman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.