Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says he’s decided to identify as Chinese.
In a tweet on Saturday, Huckabee said if he did, Coke would like him, Delta would align with his values and he would get tickets to Major League Baseball games.
The Fox News contributor seems to be reacting to Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All Star game out of Georgia after its governor signed a new voting bill which critics says restricts early voting.
Both Coke and Delta are headquartered in Atlanta and have come out against the bill.
According to the Huff Post, the law reduces voting hours, imposes stricter ID requirement, limits drop boxes and makes it a crime for outside groups to offer voters waiting in line food and water.
The law also comes after Trump lost the general election in Georgia and Republicans lost both US Senate races.
Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA) immediately blasted the tweet.
“I’m not a sh*t head like you who is adding fuel to anti-Asian hate,” Lieu tweeted.
‘Pretty racist and scummy. Hope Twitter bans you for fomenting anti-Asian hate,’ another person tweeted, according to the Daily Mail.
‘WHOA. Racist, much, Mike? The Evangelical Christians are OUT OF CONTROL with hate. You lead the way,’ one person tweeted.
Republicans remained unswayed.
“Yesterday, Major League Baseball caved to fear and lies from liberal activists,” Mr. Kemp said at a news conference, according to the New York Times. “In the middle of a pandemic, Major League Baseball put the wishes of Stacey Abrams and Joe Biden ahead of the economic well-being of hard-working Georgians who were counting on the All-Star Game for a paycheck.”
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