Stefani Reynolds / Getty ImagesTexas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to reporters at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images)
Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Mike Lee of Utah are sponsoring a bill to eliminate Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption after the league pulled its All-Star Game out of Georgia.
The three Republican senators cited Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star game out of Georgia in response to a recently passed state law to strengthen voting safeguards as the reason for introducing the legislation.
Specifically, the bill will “end MLB’s special immunity from antitrust laws,” according to a media advisory.
Sens. Cruz, Hawley and Lee to announce legislation to end MLB’s anti-trust exemption today (the exemption is the result of a 1920s SCOTUS ruling) pic.twitter.com/j4abTRBfBU
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