Appearing on CNN, Rep. Ilhan Omar defended Major League Baseball moving the All-Star game in protest.
“We know that boycotts have allowed for justice to be delivered in many spaces. The civil rights movement was rooted in boycotts,” Omar said. “We know that, you know, apartheid ended in South Africa because of boycotts.”
“So our hope is that, you know, this boycott will result in changes in the law because we understand that when you restrict people’s ability to vote, you create a democracy that isn’t fully functioning for all of us,” the Minnesota Democrat continued.
“If we are to continue to be a beacon of hope for all democracies around the world, we must stand our ground,” she added.