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Rubio Asks MLB Commissioner If He’ll Give Up His Membership At Augusta National Golf Club

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Last week, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred folded under the pressure of outright lies from President Joe Biden and the establishment media regarding the new voting laws in Georgia. As a result, he decided that the MLB would move both the 2021 All-Star Game and the 2021 MLB Draft out of Atlanta.

Unfortunately for Manfred, this decision is incredibly hypocritical. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wrote a letter to Manfred on Monday in which the senator identified some of the contradictory positions that Manfred holds.

“I write to ask you whether you intend to maintain your membership at Augusta National Golf Club,” Rubio said. “As you are well aware, the exclusive members-only club is located in the State of Georgia.”

Augusta National Golf Club, located in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf courses in the world. It annually hosts The Masters Tournament, one of the four major golf championships, which will take place this week.

Since it is an invite-only private club, Augusta National represents one of the most coveted memberships in the sport of golf. However, if Manfred is going to live up to the standard that he himself created, he will need to give up this highly prestigious membership.

“Last week, you ‘decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game’ from Atlanta because of Georgia’s revised election law,” Rubio wrote in the letter.

“It is a decision that will have a bigger impact on countless small and minority owned businesses in and around Atlanta, than the new election law ever will. And one that reeks of hypocrisy.”

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