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Collins hits Warnock after All-Star Game pulled: 'Thanks for nothing'

Former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) slammed Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) for MLB's decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Georgia.

"What did you think was gonna happen?" Collins said in response to a statement from Warnock about MLB's decision. "You spread lies about SB202 and the woke culture that doesn't care about Georgians believes you!"

"Thanks for nothing!" added Collins, a potential future GOP challenger to Warnock, who will have to run for a full six-year term in 2022.

Warnock, the recently elected senator, has condemned Georgia's new voting law, arguing it sets the state back.

However, when MLB announced it would move the 2021 All-Star Game in protest of the new law, the Democratic senator backed objections to the law but urged businesses not to leave the state.

"It is my hope that businesses, athletes, and entertainers can protest this law by not leaving Georgia but by coming here and fighting voter suppression head on, hand-in-hand with the community," Warnock said.

Georgia is expected to lose millions of dollars due to the game moving out of the state.

Warnock's former Senate opponent, Kelly Loeffler, also criticized MLB's move, saying the league has "fallen into the woke, misinformation campaign being spread by Democrats."

"At a time when the MLB had the opportunity to honor an iconic trailblazer in Hank Aaron, they instead opted to honor politics," Loeffler wrote. 

The law in Georgia puts more rules on voting, including photo identification for absentee ballots and specific times when citizens can apply for mail-in-ballots.

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