Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s tweet accused of being a racist in MLB backlash

Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was criticized Saturday for attacking tweets that Major League Baseball and many companies found to be prejudiced and insensitive.

“I decided to” identify “as a Chinese. Coke loves me, Delta agrees with my “values” and probably gets shoes and @MLB game tickets from Nike. Isn’t America great? ” Huckabee wrote..

As many Asian Americans and hate speech opponents have pointed out, Hackaby’s tweets were quickly accused of being racists. Anti-Chinese rhetoric as a major driver of rising anti-Asian hatred -and Hate crime –In the United States

The New Georgia Project, a Georgia-based voting group, tweetedOpenly racist, ”Others tweeted“Hate, “”Shameful“When”The exact opposite of the gospel.. “

Former Baptist Rev. Huckabee, Responded to allegations of violating Christian doctrine the day before Easter Sunday“I’m not taking Twitter or myself seriously, but I’m taking the gospel seriously. I sincerely hope for joy and blessings.”

Huckabee’s daughter, former White House spokesman Sarah Sanders, is running for her father’s old job as Governor of Arkansas. “Do you allow Mike Huckabee to add fuel to anti-Asia hatred?” D-Calif Rep. Ted Lieu asked the candidate for governor on Twitter.

Huckabee’s criticism was also part of a larger backlash against MLB after the professional sports league. Decided to move All-Star Game from Atlanta In response to Georgia’s new election law. Huckabee also repeated conservative anger at large companies headquartered in Peach County, including Coca-Cola, or investing heavily. Delta Air Lines And Microsoft – openly opposed to the law. Major financial institutions such as Citi and JPMorgan Chase have also expressed concern about the law.

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Last month, the state Republican Congress and the Governor Laws that reduce voting access and add stricter voting requirements.. Critics say the law is “New Jim Crow“Because of the disproportionate impact on minority voters, supporters have defended the provisions of the law as a necessary security measure. They have also exaggerated criticism and misrepresented the actual content of the law. Say you are.

“Major League Baseball basically supports the voting rights of all Americans and opposes restrictions on ballot boxes,” MLB Commissioner Robert D. Manfred said in a statement.

As a result, Republicans in the state and across the country counterattacked businesses and advocates. Many people treat the situation in Georgia as a company, Human rights violations occurring in China..

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“Dear Republican: @MLB put pressure on the draft and #AllStarGame, moved #AllStarGame from Georgia the same week, and announced a deal with a company backed by the # China genocide Communist Party,” Marco Rubio said. Senator Rubio, R-Fla. Said in a tweet in response to MLB’s decision.. “Why are we still listening to the hypocrites of these awakened companies on taxes, regulations and antitrust laws?”

“Hey @MLB, how many days early voting is allowed in China?” Senator Tom Cotton, Republican, Asked in a tweet..

“Joe Biden, are you going to boycott the Beijing Olympics for the genocide?” Congressman Dan Clenshaw, Republican, Texas I wrote in a tweet for the president that’s all US participation in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.. “Or are you just trying to hurt the Atlanta small business planning an all-star game? Americans are fed up with this awakened BS. @ MLB is shameful.”

Georgia lawmakers are fiercely divided on the issue, with Democrats claiming the unfortunate but legitimate response to MLB and big business decisions, and Republicans claiming the decisions are groundless. There is.

“Just as elections bring results, so do the actions of elected people. Unfortunately, the removal of @MLB All-Star Games from GA is often until unnecessary barriers are set to limit it. Access to the ballot box, which may fall first in Domino, has been removed, “said Keisha Lance Bottoms, Democratic Mayor of Atlanta. Written on twitter..

“Today, the major leagues have succumbed to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies,” Republican Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp said in a statement.

“Georgians, and all Americans, need to fully understand what MLB’s kneeling decisions mean. Cancel culture and awaken political activists in every aspect of your life, including sports. If the left disagrees with you, the facts and truths don’t matter. “

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Senator Raphael Warnock, a fierce critic of the bill, said in a statement: Contrary to this unjust law.

“I hope businesses, athletes and entertainers can come here to fight the oppression of voters head-on and work hand-in-hand with the community to protest the law, rather than leaving Georgia,” Senator continued. ..

The Atlanta Braves were “sad” by the decision to run the All-Star game. The organization said in a tweetHowever, the team “continues to emphasize the importance of equal voting opportunities,” and Atlanta has always been “known as united in divided times, an opportunity to tackle issues that are important to our community.” Will be missed. “

This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s tweet accused of being a racist

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