Mar 31, 2021 - Sports

Biden backs moving MLB All-Star Game out of Georgia

President Biden on ESPN

A screenshot of President Biden during his ESPN interview, broadcast Wednesday. Photo ESPN

President Biden told ESPN in an interview broadcast Wednesday he'd back Major League Baseball moving its 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta over Georgia's new voting restrictions — which he called "Jim Crow on steroids."

Driving the news: ESPN's Sage Steele asked Biden what he thought about leading MLB figures looking to relocate the game over Georgia's law. Biden replied, "Today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them, they're leaders."

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