Cecilia Rouse, President Joe Biden’s White House Council of Economic Advisers chair, admited to CBS host Margaret Brennan during “Face the Nation” on Sunday that moving the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game from Georgia will “be a cost.”
The MLB announced the move of the All-Star Game and Draft from Georgia in response to Gov. Brian Kemp signing a new voting integrity bill into law. Critics claim the act is racist due to its added photo ID requirement.
Rouse noted “the president has said very strongly that he is opposed to the state laws restricting voting rights. He’s called them the Jim Crow of the 21st century.”
Jim Crow laws were statutes that legalized racial segregation. President Joe Biden and other Democrats have argued requiring a photo ID to vote is equal to legalized segregation. Ironically, MLB requires a photo ID to pick up tickets for games.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) tweeted following the MLB announcement:
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) April 3, 2021
Kemp wrote in a Fox News op-ed last Wednesday that Democrats have falsely represented the bill he signed.
“These reforms have nothing to do with ‘voter suppression’ or ‘Jim Crow’,” he argued. “The Election Integrity Act makes it easy to vote by expanding access to the polls and harder to cheat by ensuring the security of the ballot box.”
Georgia will certainly lose financially in the move. MLB also signed a new deal with Chinese firm Tencent the day before the move to expand streaming service across Asia.