A conservative group is calling foul on President Joe Biden's celebration of the Atlanta Braves at the White House on Monday for their 2021 World Series win — after Biden backed the removal of last year's All-Star game from Georgia in protest of the state's election reform law.
The group, Job Creators Network, sued Major League Baseball on behalf of Greater Atlanta businesses for lost revenue after the 2021 All-Star game was moved to Denver.
"President Biden should be embarrassed to host the Atlanta Braves after he played a major role in costing the Greater Atlanta area about $100 million in revenue," JCN president and CEO Alfredo Ortiz said in a statement to Newsmax.
"Biden and left-wing activists pressured MLB to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, lying about the Georgia election reform law. MLB caved to Biden and the far left in a pitiful case of virtue-signaling. JCN stood up for Greater Atlanta small businesses when no one else did, suing MLB for costing them about $100 million in revenue.
"Biden should apologize to the Greater Atlanta community today, instead of joining them in celebration."
The White House celebration was expected just before noon Monday, Atlanta TV station Fox5 reported.
The Braves beat the Houston Astros in six games in last year's World Series and are currently in second place in the National League East standings. The playoffs begin Oct. 7.
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