House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Visits Atlanta, Rails MLB Decision To Move All-Star Game

House GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy hit Atlanta and became the latest politician to unload on Major League Baseball for moving its All-Star Game out of the city.

McCarthy said baseball leaders were misled by criticism from President Joe Biden after Georgia Republicans’ decision to enact a new voting law.

“These are real-life effects of people making poor decisions that has hurt this community as a whole,” McCarthy said of the MLB’s decision while speaking to a group at a suburban Atlanta restaurant.

Biden declared the Republican law “un-American,” seemingly supporting baseball’s decision to relocate the game. Without the game, Atlanta businesses will miss out on the extra revenue from tourism that typically coincides with All-Star festivities.

McCarthy suggested MLB make up for the lost revenue to Atlanta businesses that were already suffering from the effects of COVID-19.

This year’s All-Star Game is now scheduled for July 13 at Denver’s Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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