Biden Supports Corporate Condemnation Of Georgia Voting Law: Republicans Need To "Smarten Up," "Just Stop It"

President Joe Biden supported Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star game out of Georgia in the wake of a new voting law that Democrats say is reminiscent of Jim Crow. When it comes to the golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Biden said "that's up to the Masters." "It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," Biden said at a news conference Tuesday. "The other side of it is, when they in fact move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most - the people who are making hourly wages - sometimes get hurt the most." QUESTION: Mr. President, do you think the Masters golf tournament should be moved out of Georgia? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I think that's up to the Masters. Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are. There's another side to it, too. The other side to it too is: When they, in fact, move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most -- people who are making hourly wages -- sometimes get hurt the most. I think it's a very tough decision for a corporation to make or a group to make, but I respect it when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make. But it's -- the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up. Stop it. Stop it. It's about getting people to vote.

Biden Supports Corporate Condemnation Of Georgia Voting Law: Republicans Need To "Smarten Up," "Just Stop It"
President Joe Biden supported Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star game out of Georgia in the wake of a new voting law that Democrats say is reminiscent of Jim Crow. When it comes to the golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, Biden said "that's up to the Masters." "It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," Biden said at a news conference Tuesday. "The other side of it is, when they in fact move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most - the people who are making hourly wages - sometimes get hurt the most."
QUESTION: Mr. President, do you think the Masters golf tournament should be moved out of Georgia? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I think that's up to the Masters. Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are. There's another side to it, too. The other side to it too is: When they, in fact, move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most -- people who are making hourly wages -- sometimes get hurt the most. I think it's a very tough decision for a corporation to make or a group to make, but I respect it when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make. But it's -- the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up. Stop it. Stop it. It's about getting people to vote.