Last Updated on April 1, 2021
President Joe Biden has signaled emphatic support for a movement to force the Major League Baseball All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia as punishment for Georgia’s new election reform legislation that was signed into law on Thursday.
“So, Mr. President, what do you think about the possibility that baseball decides to move their All-Star game, out of Atlanta because of this political issue,” ESPN’s Sage Steele asked Biden during an an appearance on the network this Thursday.
“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. Look at what’s happened across the board.”
Biden went on to claim, without evidence, that “the very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these, in these various sports, and it’s just not right.”
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“This is Jim Crow on steroids what they’re doing in, in Georgia, and forty other states,” Biden pontificated.
A Democrat Georgia lawmaker was arrested last week for interfering in the democratic process by ignoring repeated police warnings to stop beating on the governor’s door with her fists:
Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon (D) was arrested Thursday for interfering with elected officials in the performance of their duties by banging on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp and screaming while he was signing an election reform law.
Cannon made a show of applying hand sanitizer outside Kemp’s office to “protect myself” before ignoring a uniformed police officer’s multiple warnings to step away, and accusing him of “suppressing people’s right to vote by using your gun, and your abilities.”
“Yeah, you said you’re gonna give her one more time like you’re gonna do somethin’,” a confederate of Cannon’s taunted the officer in the background.
When Cannon stepped past the officer to pound on t6he Governor’s door, and ignored his repeated instructions to stop, however, she was swiftly arrested.
Cannon was swiftly released from custody, unlike many ordinary Americans arrested or charged by the FBI for “insurrection” on January 6.