Governor Camp: Major League Baseball “fears the voting bill”
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp criticized the decision of Major League Baseball (MLB) for his decision to transfer his All-Star Game from Georgia to the Broad Voting Act that he signed into law last month . (April 3)
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was criticized on Saturday for a tweet attacking Major League Baseball and many companies, many of which are paranoid and insensitive.
“I have decided to’recognize’ the Chinese. Coca-Cola will like me and Delta Air Lines will agree with my’values’. I will probably buy shoes from Nike and get tickets for @MLB games. The United States is not great Is it?” Huckabee wrote.
Huckabee’s tweets were quickly condemned as racism, because many Asian Americans and anti-hate speech advocates pointed out that anti-Chinese speech is the main driving force behind the rise in anti-Asian hatred and hate crimes in the United States.
The New Georgia Project, a voting rights group based in Georgia, referred to this tweet as “openly racist,” while others called the tweet “annoying,” “shameful,” and “contrary to the gospel.”
Former Baptist pastor Huckabee responded to claims that he violated Christian doctrine the day before Easter Sunday. He said: “I don’t take Twitter or myself seriously, but I take the gospel seriously. I am. I sincerely hope that you only have joy and continue to bless you.”
Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Sanders, the former White House press secretary, is running for her father to serve as the governor of Arkansas. “Are you tolerant Mike Huckabee to cheer for anti-Asian hatred?” California Rep. Ted Lieu asked the governor candidate on Twitter.
After the professional sports league decided to respond to Georgia’s new election law and decided to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Huckabee’s criticism was also part of the greater resistance to Major League Baseball. Huckabee also publicly expressed anger against conservatives who are headquartered in Peach State or have invested heavily in Peach State, including Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Microsoft. Major financial institutions such as Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase also expressed concern about the law.
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Last month, the state’s Republican state legislature and governor passed a law that reduces the chances of voting and adds stricter voting requirements. Critics claimed that the law was imposed by the “New Jim Crow” because it had a disproportionate impact on minority voters, while supporters defended the law’s provisions as a necessary security measure. They also said that the criticism was an exaggeration and distorted the actual content of the law.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred said in a statement: “The Major League Baseball fundamentally supports the voting rights of all Americans and opposes restrictions on the ballot box.”
As a result, Republican lawmakers in the state and even across the country have retaliated against these companies and voting rights advocates. Many people compare the company’s handling of the situation in Georgia with the company’s response to the following situations: Human rights violations in China.
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“Dear Republicans: @MLB feels pressured and announced the draft picks and #AllStarGame leaving Georgia in the same week. They announced a deal with a company backed by the #Chinaracial genocidal communist party,” said R-Fla Senator Marco Rubio. Said in a tweet in response to Major League Baseball’s decision. “Why are we still listening to these fake company forgeries about taxes, regulations and antitrust?”
“Hey, @MLB, is China allowed to vote a few days in advance?” R-Ark Senator Tom Cotton asked in a tweet.
“Hi, Biden, will you boycott the Beijing Olympics because of genocide?” Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw wrote in a tweet directed at the president of the United States that the United States participated in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. “Or do you just want to hurt Atlanta’s large and small businesses that are planning the All-Star Game? Americans are tired of this waking BS. @MLB is a shame.”
Georgia lawmakers are fiercely divided on this issue. Democrats argue that the decision of Major League Baseball and major corporations is an unfortunate but reasonable response to unfair laws, while Republicans believe that the decision is unfounded. of.
“It’s like the consequences of elections, so do the actions of those who are elected. Unfortunately, the removal of GA’s @MLB All-Star Game is likely to drop many dominoes on the 1st, until unnecessary barriers are in place to restrict access to the ballot box. The channel will be deleted.”
Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said in a statement: “Today, Major League Baseball is in fear, political opportunism and liberal lies.”
“Georgians-and all Americans-should fully understand what the subconscious decision of Major League Baseball means: abolish culture and awaken all aspects of life of political activists, including sports. If the left disagrees with you, facts and practices , The facts do not matter,” the governor said.
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A fierce critic of the bill, Senator Raphael Warnock (Raphael Warnock), Democrat of the Senate, said in a statement: “Businesses and organizations have a strong power to express opinions and capabilities, and have the power to promote change. Ability, I respect the decision made by the participants and oppose this unfair law.
The senator continued: “I hope that companies, athletes and entertainers can protest this law by leaving Georgia, not Georgia, and working hand in hand with the suppression of voters and with the community.”
The organization said in a tweet that the Atlanta Warriors were “disheartened” by the decision to make the All-Star Game, but he said the team would “continue to emphasize the importance of equal voting opportunities” and that Atlanta has been “known as being united,” We will miss the opportunity to resolve issues that are important to our community.”