Rubio ask MLB's Manfred if he'll give up Augusta National after pulling All Star game from Atlanta

Posted 8 days ago


Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio is asking Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred whether he’ll relinquish his personal membership at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club, after he pulled the league's 2021 All Star game out of Atlanta in opposition to the state’s newly revised election laws.

MLB and other major businesses have opposed the voting-integrity law drafted by Republican legislators and enacted last week by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, saying the changes suppress voting rights and unfairly target minority voters.

Rubio argued in a letter sent Monday to Manfred that MLB has no problem conducting business with countries like China and Cuba that prohibit democratic elections and partnering with Tencent – "a company with deep ties to the Communist Party and actively helps the Chinese Government hunt down and silence political dissidents?"... (Read more)