(ConservativeHub.com) – Last Friday, April 2, MLB announced it was moving the summer all-star matchup out of Georgia in response to the recent passage of a sweeping new election law.
Asked about whether the move would harm Georgia workers, Cecilia Rouse, President Joe Biden’s head of the Council of Economic Advisers, conceded “there is undoubtedly going to be a cost,” adding, “I think that was the point.”
“There is undoubtedly going to be a cost,” said @CeciliaERouse.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 5, 2021
Cobb County, Georgia, hosts the annual event. The county will lose an estimated $100 million in anticipated revenue from the game. Cobb County officials told a local news station the game would have given the county a sorely needed economic boost in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia’s US Senator Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, said he opposed the decision to move the game due to its impact on local jobs and businesses.
On a positive note, the PGA Tour announced on Saturday that it would not move the upcoming Masters Tournament from Georgia.
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