Texas Governor Greg Abbot told Major League Baseball where to shove it after they decided to move the league’s coveted All Star Game out of Georgia over the state’s new election law.
Abbot was set to throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opener Monday, but pulled out over MLB’s decision.
“I was looking forward to it — until Major League Baseball adopted what has turned out tome a false narrative about the election law reforms in Georgia … ,” he said. “It is shameful that America’s pastime is not only being influenced by partisan political politics, but also perpetuating false political narratives.”
He also vowed not to seek to host any All Star game or MLB special events in Texas as a result. That’s not small thing, as MLB came running to the state last fall when it was desperate for neutral playoff sites that could host the playoffs.
The Left has spent a lot of energy demonizing the new election law, which puts in place common-sense reforms. Still, many have claimed it does things it does not, like shutting down the polls at 5 o’clock or banning anyone from eating or drinking in line.
Read Abbot’s full statement below: