Biden 'Strongly Supports' MLB Moving All-Star Game Out of Georgia Over Election Law
Joe Biden slams GOP-backed voter ID legislation as 'Jim Crow on steroids'
Joe Biden says he “strongly supports” moving the Major League Baseball All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of Georgia’s new voting law, which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed last week.
The Peach State passed new election integrity laws designed to fight mail-in voter fraud and make photo ID a requirement before voting.
However, Biden and his fellow Democrats and leftists have made no bones about their hatred for Georgia's new election law, which they claim is "racist."
Biden spoke to ESPN’s Sage Steele in an 11-minute interview Wednesday night, saying he would back the MLB if the league decided to move the July 13 game out of Georgia in response to the election reform measures.
“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly,” Biden said.
“I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They’re leaders.”
"Look at what's happened with the NBA as well," Biden continued.
"Look at what's happened across the board.
"The people who've been victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports and it's just not right."
Biden reiterated his attack on Georgia's election reform as "Jim Crow on steroids."
Biden in ESPN interview says he would strongly support MLB relocating the all-star game from Atlanta over the Georgia law.pic.twitter.com/xGBzsFoD6e— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 1, 2021
"Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote, can't do that? C'mon!" Biden blasted.
"Or you're going to close a polling place at 5 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."
Biden's claim that the new law forbids water or food omits the statute in the legislation that allows "self-service water from an unattended receptacle" for voters waiting in line.
Also, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler pointed out that the president repeated his "Four-Pinocchio claim" about polls closing at 5 o'clock.
"Nope, that's not in the law," Kessler tweeted.