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Biden backs calls to move the MLB All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia's new voting law


Repeating the lies

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President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats and leftists have made no bones about their hatred for Georgia's new voting law, which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed last week.

Biden has been on record telling whoppers about the new law — and getting called out for them.

Liberals, naturally, have threatened to boycott that entire Georgia.

And as is their wont, leftists have gone after companies in the Peach State. Their first target was Coca-Cola because the beverage company did not speak out loudly enough against the law. They also attacked Delta, Aflac, UPS, and Home Depot.

Now they have Major League Baseball in their sights.

Activists are pushing the league to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta — and they've got President Biden's support.

The Atlanta Braves' Truist Park is scheduled to host the Midsummer Classic on July 13, but opponents of the voting law want MLB's leaders and the MLB Players Association to agree to move the game.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark reportedly said he "would look forward" to discussions regarding punishing the city over the new voting law by moving the game out of state.

During an interview on ESPN Wednesday night, the eve of Opening Day, Sage Steele asked Biden about Clark's comments and the push to move the All-Star Game.

Biden, of course, was all for it.

"I think today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly," Biden began. "I would strongly support them doing that."

"People look to them; they're leaders," he continued, pointing to the social justice movements and woke culture that have dominated professional sports over the last few years. "Look at what happened with the NBA, as well. Look what's happened across the board. The very people who were victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it's just not right."

Biden then went on to repeat lies his party has been pushing about the new Georgia law.

"This is Jim Crow on steroids what they're doing in Georgia and 40 other states," he said. "What's it all about? Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote. Can't do that? Come on. Or you're going to close the polling place at 5 o'clock when people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks that I grew up with from being able to vote."

Earlier this week, various outlets have fact-checked Biden's claims about the Georgia law, most notably the Washington Post gave him "Four Pinocchios" for his fib that the state would be closing voting polls at 5 p.m.

The new law maintains the current Election Day voting hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will actually expand voting hours and days for early voting.

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