Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote a letter to the woke Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred to “relinquish his personal membership at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club” after MLB’s boycott of Georgia over their new uncontroversial voter ID laws.
“I am under no illusion that Major League Baseball will sacrifice business revenue on behalf of its alleged corporate values,” Rubio said. “Similarly, I am under no illusion you intend to resign as a member from Augusta National Golf Club. To do so would require a personal sacrifice, as opposed to the woke corporate virtue signaling of moving the All Star Game from Atlanta.”
“Taking the All-Star game out of Georgia is an easy way to signal virtues without significant financial fallout. But speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party would involve a significant loss of revenue and being closed out of a lucrative market.” Rubio concluded.
The request made by Rubio comes after reports came that Atlanta businesses will lose millions of dollars from this boycott. Tudy Rodney, a black business owner, called the MLB’s decision “crushing.”
Rodney told FOX 5 WAGA, “We are trying to build back from a pandemic that happened last year, and something like this is not good for business.”
The economic fallout that is likely to occur will fall somewhere between $37 million and $190 million. “Some dispute the high-end of those projections, it’s safe to say the city – especially lower-wage workers who would have worked the event – would have benefited greatly,” according to Brietbart.
The announcement of MLB’s relocation of the All Star Game to Colorado came on Friday after President Biden “strongly” supported the move during an interview with ESPN. Biden also said, “today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly” in relation to leagues such as the NBA. Biden did not mention Commissioner Manfred should relinquish his membership at Augusta National.
The self proclaimed “great unifier” supports the move even after the facts show that Cobb County, which voted heavily for Biden in 2020, will lose millions of dollars and thousands of jobs in the process.