Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta.
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta, about Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over the league's objection to a new Georgia voting law.
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Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia is in the middle of a national political storm as the country debates sweeping changes Republicans made to the state’s voting laws. The decision by Major League Baseball to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta was a stinging rebuke. Corporations, including Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, have also issued reprimands against Georgia's new election law.

In response, Gov. Brian Kemp launched heavy criticism at Major League Baseball, saying the league had caved to fear, political opportunism and media lies surrounding the new law.

Meanwhile, some Democrats voiced regrets over the harm the state economy could face with the loss of the All-Star Game in Cobb County.

Panelists:

Sen. John Kennedy — State Senator (R-Macon)

Rep. Bee Nguyen — State Representative (D-Atlanta)

Maya Prabhu — Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jim Galloway — Former Political Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution