After Pulling All-Star Game, MLB Hit With Threat To Antitrust Exemption

After Pulling All-Star Game, MLB Hit With Threat To Antitrust Exemption


Yesterday, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced they were moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta.

They didn’t like the election integrity laws passed in Georgia.

Baseball to Move All Star Game and Draft From Atlanta to Punish Georgia Over Voting Integrity Law

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Biden supported this move.

Biden in ESPN interview says he would strongly support MLB relocating the all-star game from Atlanta over the Georgia law.pic.twitter.com/xGBzsFoD6e

— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 1, 2021

Now, GOP lawmakers are threatening MLB’s antitrust exemption.

GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-R) announced that he ordered his staff to introduce legislation to strip them of their antitrust exception.

In light of @MLB's stance to undermine election integrity laws, I have instructed my staff to begin drafting legislation to remove Major League Baseball's federal antitrust exception.

— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) April 2, 2021

Other GOP lawmakers have begun throwing their support behind it.

.@tedcruz, @SenMikeLee, @marcorubio @WarrenDavidson, @chiproytx

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