President Biden on Tuesday punted when asked if the Masters golf tournament should pull out of Georgia to protest the state’s new voting law — less than a week after coming out in favor of Major League Baseball yanking its All-Star Game from Atlanta.
Addressing the issue following his announcement of expanded COVID vaccine eligibility by April 19, Biden was more neutral about the golf tourney, which kicks off Thursday in Augusta, than he was about baseball’s Midsummer Classic.
“I think that’s up to the Masters,” said Biden.
However, Biden went on to praise large corporate entities for taking a political stand — even as he acknowledged that it’s often everyday Americans who get hurt the most by such boycott decisions.
“It’s reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are,” he said, repeating his characterization of the Peach State law as modern-day