Democrats Warnock, Abrams refuse to oppose Atlanta Braves name change
Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Monday they are refraining from taking a stance on renaming the Atlanta Braves after the White House backed out to “talk” about it.
A Warnock colleague told
Atlanta Journal-Constitution He said Warnock “knows that the Brave organization is in contact with the Native American community and trusts them to work together on this matter,” while Abrams addressed the issue more fully and instead “a spokesperson Said through that she is pushing the team to replicate.” Championship run,” according to the outlet.
Warnock and Abrams, who are both in a tight mid-term race in battlefield Georgia, were asked by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to a reporter about the “controversial” Atlanta Braves name and its popular “tomahawk chop” There was pressure on the subject after being asked. on Monday.
“We believe it’s important to have this conversation, and Native American and Indigenous voices, they should be at the center of this conversation. It’s something that the president believes in,” Jean-Pierre said the same day that President Joe Biden Were hosting the Braves to win the World Series.
Jean-Pierre said, “He has consistently emphasized that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. You hear that often from this president. The same is true here and we need to respect Native American and Indigenous peoples.” One should listen to those who are most affected by it.”
Major League Baseball took center stage in Georgia in 2021 after the organization decided to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver as a boycott of the state’s newly passed Election Integrity Act.
Abrams, an outspoken voting rights activist who infamously blamed her 2018 election loss on voter suppression, wrote an op-ed
United States of America today Announcing its decision before Major League Baseball, it said it supported the boycott but did not “yet” support moving the game. After the announcement and amid fierce backlash for not explicitly rejecting a move that deprived Georgia of valuable revenue, United States of America today Abrams to revise his op-ed and also the Georgia Democrats Hurt A statement leaving behind his initially weak stance on taking the game forward.
At that point Warnock avoided taking a firm position on moving the game forward.
In response to the Atlanta Braves name change discussion, the campaign for Republican Herschel Walker, who is competing to remove Warnock, blasted the name change as “ridiculous” and criticized Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game decision. Beach recalled Warnock’s decency.
Republican Senate candidate Herschelle Walker speaks at a campaign event on September 9, 2022 in Gwinett, Georgia. (Megan Warner/Getty Images)
Walker spokesman Will Kelly said:
Suggesting the Braves change their name is as ridiculous as a sitting US senator not standing in front of a wake-up crowd calling for his state’s businesses and economy. Rafael Warnock failed the Georgia guys last year by not fighting to keep the All-Star Game in Atlanta, and it looks like he’s going to sit down and have yet another made-up controversy over inflation, the real value of grocery prices. Disturbing problems, rising crime and an open border. Just another day in the life of the Do Nothing senator from Georgia.
Governor Brian Kemp (R), who is facing a challenge from Abrams, expressed his unwavering loyalty to the Braves in a brief statement on social media, writing, “The @Braves should always be the Atlanta Braves. Be brave and Keep Chopin!”
The Republican Governors Association also commented on the issue in a statement, saying, “As the team celebrates its well-deserved championship, Biden’s push and Abrams’ silence is another example of how celebrity Stacy Georgia is a favorite of baseball fans.” How in touch with. and family.”
Neither Warnock nor Abrams’ teams responded to Breitbart News’ requests for comment.
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