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Major League Baseball appears to be throwing President Biden under the bus after getting significant backlash for moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta.
MLB announced Tuesday that the Colorado Rockies will host the 2021 All-Star Game and Draft, placing the blame on Biden.
“The decision comes after MLB announced last week that it would relocate the All-Star Game and Draft from Atlanta in response to the passage last month of S.B. 202, a Georgia law that President Joe Biden recently criticized, saying that it will restrict voting access for residents of the state,” MLB.com wrote.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Biden didn’t push the MLB to make the move.
“[Biden] is not dictating…that they should move the All-Star Game,” Psaki said Monday. “That was their decision…he certainly supports that.”
Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said in a statement that moving the game was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.”
The MLB’s controversial move has been slammed by Republicans, as well as Georgia politicians who say it’s hurting black-owned businesses in Atlanta.