“It is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are. There’s another side to this too. The other side to it, too, is when they in fact move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most, the people who are making hourly wages, sometimes get hurt the most,” Biden said following a speech on Covid at the White House. “I think it’s a very tough decision for a corporation to make or a group to make. But I respect them when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make.”
Since Biden’s previous comments about the All-Star Game and MLB’s subsequent decision to move its game out of Georgia, the White House has been pressed on whether the President or the administration will encourage others to take their business out of the state.
On Tuesday, Biden told reporters that “the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up. Stop it. Stop it. It’s about getting people to vote.”