Loeffler, who is a part-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has harshly criticized the Black Lives Matter Movement, having said the organization supports “the defunding of police, called for the removal of Jesus from churches and the disruption of the nuclear family structure, harbored anti-Semitic views, and promoted violence and destruction across the country.”
As Loeffler continues to push the issue, Atlanta Dream players have been encouraging fans to vote against Loeffler in the November elections.Players throughout the league have been wearing “Vote Warnock” t-shirts to games, referencing Loeffler’s possible opponent in the upcoming election for Senate seat in Georgia, democrat Raphael Warnock.
Warnock said he was “honored and humbled” by the gesture. Loeffler, meanwhile, isn’t pleased:
“This is just more proof that the out-of-control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” she said in a statement. “It’s clear that the league is more concerned with playing politics than basketball, and I stand by what I wrote in June.”
Loeffler is not guaranteed a spot on the November ballot against Warnock. She still has to face Doug Collins in a primary.
Loeffler, who was selected to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate by Governor Brian Kemp after former Sen. Johnny Isakson retired, has an up hill battle for re-election. She’s not very popular, particularly for an incumbent, and she was caught up in an insider trading scandal earlier this year when she, and a number of politicians, sold and bought stock after getting closed-door briefings on the coronavirus before the seriousness of the pandemic was made public.