Historically, former presidents shy away from making public statements about controversial events that take place after their presidencies have concluded. However, Barack Obama has been quite vocal recently.
“Former President Barack Obama on Saturday celebrated Major League Baseball (MLB) for its decision to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta after the Georgia legislature passed legislation on election integrity,” according to Breitbart. [emphasis added]
“Obama tweeted, ‘Congratulations to the MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There’s no better way for American’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example.’
Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 3, 2021
“Hank Aaron, nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank,” was a home-run-hitting baseball great who played 23 seasons in the Majors; 21 of them for the Atlanta Braves. He was also known for his outspokenness against racism in the MLB, and he broke racial barriers throughout his career.
“The decision to relocate the game came after the Georgia legislature passed legislation aimed at strengthening election integrity.”
For more on this story, go to Breitbart.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Does Obama’s opinion on Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia because the Georgia government passed a new voting rights law influence your thinking one way or the other?