Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had harsh words for former Democratic gubernatorial candidate-turned-progressive activist Stacey Abrams in an interview with CNN late Sunday, blasting Abrams over an op-ed published late last week where Abrams called on Georgia companies not to boycott the state over its new election security bill.
Abrams, spoke harshly of the legislation, which more clearly outlines Georgia election policy on absentee and early voting and places stricter limits on electioneering at polling places, until late last week when Major League Baseball decided to pull its All-Star Game from Atlanta over the bill. In her op-ed, Abrams pleaded with companies to keep their business in Georgia.
“[B]oycotts are complicated affairs that require a long-term commitment to action. I have no doubt that voters of color, particularly Black voters, are willing to endure the hardships of boycotts. But I don’t think that’s necessary — yet,” Abrams wrote.
Even President Joe Biden said he tacitly supported the MLB’s decision, telling reporters last week