Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is suggesting that Major League Baseball move it’s 2021 All-Star Game to New York after it pulled out of Atlanta to protest a new Georgia voting law.
Schumer (D-NY) took to Twitter Saturday morning to suggest the Empire State as an alternate location for the game, set for July 13, one day after the league announced its decision to move its mid-summer classic.
“Racist voter suppression laws are now hurting Georgia’s voters AND its economy,” the top ranking Senate Democrat said, adding, “Georgia Republicans should be ashamed.”
“We would welcome @MLB to come to come play the All-Star Game in New York where we are working to make it easier, not harder, to vote,” he continued.
The bill, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last Thursday, overhauls election protocols in the Peach State, placing new restrictions on voting by mail and increases legislative control over the voting process.
President Biden initially referred to the bill as “Jim Crow