Republicans rebuke MLB over decision to move All Star game

Washington (AFP) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned US industry Monday against “economic blackmail” after Major League Baseball moved its 2021 All-Star Game to protest against Georgia’s new voting restrictions widely seen as targeting African Americans. Leading a Republican attack on the move, which deprived the city of Atlanta of the popular mid-season game, McConnell said pressure on the southern state to reverse the Republican-backed election laws amounted to “a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people.” He accused companies…

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