Biden Adviser Cecilia Rouse on MLB's Georgia Boycott: 'Undoubtedly Going to Be a Cost' to Stadium Workers

Biden Adviser Cecilia Rouse on MLB's Georgia Boycott: 'Undoubtedly Going to Be a Cost' to Stadium Workers


Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse said CBS’s “Face the Nation” that “there is undoubtedly going to be a cost” to the majority-black city of Atlanta’s stadium workers because Major League Baseball moved it’s All-Star game move out of Georgia to protest the new voting law.

Partial transcript as follows:

BRENNAN: This past week, we had a number of corporations weigh in on this controversial move in a number of states to change voting rights laws. The president said that he would like to see the All-Star game move out of Georgia. And then the very next day, Major League Baseball did just that. Is the White House urging corporations to use their economic power to take political positions?

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ROUSE: Well, look, 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, just, you

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