At a press conference at the state Capitol following Major League Baseball’s announcement that it was moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta, the Republican blamed the backlash on what he calls “disinformation”
“They ignored the facts of our new ‘Election Integrity’ law, and they ignored the consequences of their decision on our local community,” said Kemp.
After Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from Truist Park in Cobb County, MLB officials then awarded the game and its weekend festivities to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The move sparked outrage from Georgia Republican lawmakers, who have been under fire for passing the state’s new voting law. Some, like Kemp, called the move “hypocritical,” suggesting Colorado’s voting rules are more stringent than Georgia’s.
“What a marvelous moment for baseball! What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia! What a marvelous moment for the country and the world! A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol!