Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp railed Sunday towards a push for the Atlanta Braves to change their identify and ditch their tomahawk chop and battle cry in response to accusations they’re offensive to American Indians.
“This is just the woke cancel culture, and really national values, that are trying to be pushed down to our states and other states around the country, which is why we’ve got to stand up and fight for what our values are in the state of Georgia,” Mr. Kemp mentioned on “Fox News Sunday.”
The Republican is working for reelection towards Democrat Stacey Abrams.
The White House turned immersed within the debate when it hosted the Major League Baseball World Series champions final week. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre urged the Braves to “have this conversation,” saying “Native American and indigenous voices, they should be at the center of this conversation.”
“That is something that the president believes, that is something this administration believes, and he has consistently emphasized that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Ms. Jean-Pierre informed reporters throughout a briefing. “You hear that often from this president. The same is true here. And we should listen to Native American and indigenous people who are the most impacted by this.”
The dialog comes as sports activities groups throughout the nation have confronted criticism for American Indian names and mascots.
Mr. Kemp condemned the White House for making such feedback on the identical day it was internet hosting the staff to have a good time its success.
“That was absolutely ridiculous for the White House to do that when they were honoring the Braves’ world series,” he mentioned. “The Braves respect and honor Native Americans.”