Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff rebuked a growing boycott of his home state from the US Capitol Tuesday because it will harm the “economic growth” of Atlanta and other cities across the region.
“I don’t support any boycott of the state of Georgia. The economic growth over the last 20 years is a big part of what’s driven our political process. I don’t think moves to boycott the state are constructive,” said Ossoff.
“But, it’s also a fact that bad public policy is bad for business,” he added. “This should be a very clear signal that they’re playing with fire when they abuse their authority.”
Sen. Jon Ossoff: "I don't support any boycott of the state of Georgia." pic.twitter.com/uJvno0EDuI
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2021
From Fox News:
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., admitted to signing off on false information in a third-party advocacy group’s email that went out about the Georgia voting law after it passed.
The Washington Post flagged an email Warnock signed from the liberal nonprofit 3.14 Action as an example of Democratic misinformation about the sweeping Georgia voting reforms, as it claimed the new law restricted weekend early voting and ended no-excuse mail voting.
“Sen. Raphael G. Warnock, one of two new Democratic senators representing Georgia, signed an email sent out by the advocacy group 3.14 Action after the law passed, which claimed it ended no-excuse mail voting and restricted early voting on the weekends — also early proposals that did not become law,” the Post reported.
Those ideas were considered but did not make it into the final bill, which actually expands early voting in Georgia to 17 days, including two Saturdays. It also still allows no-excuse absentee voting, albeit with a shorter window of 67 days to apply.
A Warnock campaign spokesperson told Fox News it approved the text of the group’s email before Kemp signed the bill, while the provisions were still under consideration. The spokesperson noted the Georgia Senate passed a bill to end no-excuse absentee voting earlier in March, and the Georgia House originally proposed restricting weekend early voting.
However, neither provision made it into the final bill, as the 3.14 Action statement Warnock signed appeared to claim.
The law has been the subject of fierce controversy, with President Biden and other Democrats likening it to racist “Jim Crow“-era restrictions. Kemp and other state Republicans have pushed back on the criticism and said the reforms strengthen voting integrity.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CRUZ MISSILE: The Texas Senator Rips the ‘Rise of the Woke Corporation’
Senator Ted Cruz called out American companies like Coca Cola and others Tuesday over their role in removing the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta; decrying the ‘rise of the woke corporation.’
“This last month has seen a significant and dramatic change in our country. Not a change for the good. This past month we have seen the rise of the Woke Corporation. We’ve seen the rise of big business enforcing a woke standard,” said Cruz.
“Big business wants to get in bed with big government. They seek special benefits at the expense of the little guy, the small business. The past month these woke corporations have decided to become the political enforcer for Democrats in Washington,” he added.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2021
Officials in Cobb County, Georgia weighed-in this week on MLB’s decision to relocate the All-Star Game out of the Peach State; saying the move will likely cost local businesses upwards of $100 million.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 5, 2021
“In the initial stages of the pandemic, many Cobb hotels saw single digit occupancy numbers,” said the CEO of Cobb Travel and Tourism. “The 8,000-plus contracted hotel room nights that will not actualize as a result of the MLB All-Star Game relocation will have a negative impact on Cobb’s hospitality industry and other local businesses, further delaying recovery.”
“We are proud of the work that many community partners have dedicated to planning the All Star Game activities. And we will continue, as we always do, to show who we are in Cobb through our outreach, customer service and hard work,” she added.
Former President Donald Trump called for a nationwide boycott of MLB and other “woke” companies who are trying to “interfere with free and fair elections.”
Governor Brian Kemp called-out critics and “woke” businesses over the weekend for leading a nationwide effort to boycott the Peach State’s latest Voting Security Bill; saying he will not apologize for “making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
“I let the legislators speak for themselves, but I know for myself and our team, I realize that people have all kinds of different opinions and beliefs about the 2020 election. There were issues that happened,” said Governor Kemp.
“There were issues that needed to be fixed. There are reasons to try and figure out a better way for us to hold elections. There’s nothing wrong with that. We shouldn’t apologize for wanting to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” he added.
Read the full report here.
HANNITY: Every Georgian Should be ‘Furious’ with Biden, Abrams, MLB, ‘Spineless Corporations’
Sean Hannity ripped Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball, and other “spineless corporations” for lying about Georgia’s Voting Security Bill and leading a boycott that will cost the Peach State at least $100 million in lost revenue.
“Major League Baseball, along with Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, have completely embarrassed themselves. The MLB is now moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver,” said Hannity.
“Both states allow votes by mail, and Colorado also has a voter ID requirement. What message is MLB sending to Georgia? Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, Baseball, Delta, Coca Cola, they all lied about the election laws,” he added. “Every person in Georgia should be furious with Biden, Abrams, Major League Baseball, and 200 spineless corporations for amplifying these lies,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s comments above.