President Joe Biden said it is up to the parent company of the Masters to decide whether to move the country’s most famous golf tournament out of Georgia as he again criticized what he called the state’s new “Jim Crow” voting law.
He praised companies like Major League Baseball for taking a stand after this year’s All-Star Game was removed from Atlanta and shifted to Colorado.
The issue has triggered a new front in the country’s culture wars, as the likes of former President Donald Trump and an army of Republicans and conservatives have called for boycotts of companies that oppose what they see as reforms designed to prevent election fraud. Those very laws altering election practices have been crafted by GOP state lawmakers.
But on Tuesday, Biden signaled he was not backing down on his opposition to Georgia’s new law while also acknowledging how low-wage earners would take a financial hit if the tournament was moved.