Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate turned liberal activist Stacey Abrams is getting blasted as the “biggest flip-flopper” in politics regarding the MLB snafu over pulling the All-Star game from the state over new election laws.
On Saturday morning, Abrams tweeted thanks to “193 companies for your leadership in recognizing that voter suppression is bad for democracy and bad for workers,” specifically referring to a list of companies threatening to inflict pain on states that passed election integrity legislation.
Thank you to these 193 companies for your leadership in recognizing that voter suppression is bad for democracy and bad for workers. Corporate voices urging legislators to defeat legislation in Texas and other states is vital. https://t.co/uBNtlvK0bc
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 3, 2021
Then, Abrams came to the realization that MLB pulling July’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta to boycott Georgia’s voting law would cost the city roughly $100 million dollars in tourism and spending.
She then came out against the MLB’s decision.
“I am disappointed that the MLB is relocating the All-Star game; however I commend the players, owners and League commissioner for speaking out,” Abrams said in a statement. “I urge others in positions of leadership to do so as well.
“As I have stated, I respect boycotts, although I don’t want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs. Georgians targeted by voter suppression will be hurt as opportunities go to other states. We should not abandon the victims of GOP malice and lies — we must stand together.”
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 2, 2021
In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who defeated Abrams in 2018, slammed Major League Baseball and other corporations for calling the state’s election integrity law racist without referencing specific points.
“You know, they’re referencing no specific points in the legislation … I’m glad to talk through any of those [CEOs], by the way. You know, it’s the biggest lie that has been out there,” Kemp said.
“Thankfully, now, the truth is coming out because people are actually taking the time to read the bill,” he said.
The new election laws, in part, would require a photo ID in order to vote by absentee ballot, would limit the number of drop boxes, and replace the elected secretary of state as the chair of the state election board with a new appointee of the legislature after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger politically went after Donald Trump.
“Obviously, Major League Baseball didn’t care what was said [in the bill] because they just folded to the pressure,” Kemp said, adding that “even President Biden’s own handlers couldn’t even get him a notecard that told him what this bill did” when he spoke out in favor of MLB moving the All-Star Game.
“Somebody is lying to you and it is not me. And you can read the bill and prove that out,” the governor said.
“It has nothing to do with the merits of the bill. It is all political pressure from a minority group of people, the cancel culture. They’ve been shaking people down for a long time,” he said.
And as for Abrams, who’s now urging businesses not to boycott Georgia: “You know, that is the biggest flip-flop since John Kerry I have ever seen.”
“For someone that has been pressuring these corporations, pressuring Major League Baseball, to now come out after the fact and say, ‘Don’t boycott’? People are getting screwed in this,” Kemp said.
Democrats pushing cancel culture are about to cost a county that overwhelmingly voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 election a massive $100 million.
Officials from Cobb County, the Georgia county that was set to host the 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, said they will lose more than $100 million after the league pulled the game and draft out of the state over new election laws passed in the state and signed into law by the governor.
Holly Quinlan, president and CEO of Cobb Travel and Tourism, said that the “estimated lost economic impact” for the county was more than $100 million.
Abrams can flip-flop all she wants, but Georgians are still going hold her accountable for those consequences.
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