Republicans slammed Major League Baseball (MLB) for canceling their All-Star Game in Atlanta over a new Georgia state law requiring voter identification.
The cancelation pending relocation has drawn attention from Republicans who have highlighted MLB’s hypocrisy, which includes the organization’s requirement to show identification to receive game day tickets at will call, as well as the fact that they have a player Development Center in Communist China, a country whose human rights record features perpetrating a genocide against their Muslim minority Uyghur population. The cancelation also impacts black-owned businesses in Atlanta, costing the city as much as $190 million in revenue.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to tweet, “Georgia’s laws don’t comport with @MLB ‘values’ but China’s do?”
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) April 3, 2021
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said MLB’s “decision to cave to