Republicans call for removing MLB antitrust exemption in response to Georgia boycott

Republicans call for removing MLB antitrust exemption in response to Georgia boycott


A congressman said he is planning to introduce legislation to remove an antitrust exemption for Major League Baseball in light of its decision to move its All-Star Game and 2021 draft out of Georgia in protest of the state’s new Republican voting law.

Rep. Jeff Duncan made the announcement on Friday afternoon, soon after the MLB said it would be moving the events out of Atlanta.

“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,” the South Carolina Republican said. “An overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans support requiring an ID to vote, and any organization that abuses its power to oppose secure elections deserves increased scrutiny under the law.”

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Duncan’s push came after Donald Trump Jr. called on Republicans in Congress to “immediately move to repeal” the exemption. “Grow some balls and fight fire with fire,”

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