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MLB umpires tweets opposing Trump impeachment prompt investigation – Fox News

< a href =" https://www.foxnews.com/category/sports/mlb" target=" _ blank" > Major League Baseball stated Wednesday it has < a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/personal-freedoms/first-amendment "target=" _ blank" > launched an investigatiion after a long time umpire wrote on Twitter he would < a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/personal-freedoms/second-amendment" target= "_ blank" > buy a semi-automatic rifle ahead of a feared second U.S. civil war if < a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/category/person/donald-trump" target=" _ blank" > President Trump were to be< a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/category/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry" target=" _ blank" > impeached.< a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mlb-umpire-joe-west-sues-ex-catcher-paul-lo-duca-over-bribery-claims" target=" _ blank" > MLB UMPIRE JOE WEST SUES EX-CATCHER PAUL LO DUCA OVER BRIBERY CLAIMS Rob Drake, a 50-year-old fulltime MLB umpire, posted the remarks Tuesday prior to deleting them right after. His account had been shut down by Wednesday. He initially started working for the league in 1999 prior to ending up being a fulltime umpire in 2010.< div source ="" class=" image-ct inline "readability =" 7.5" >< source media ="( max-width: 767px )" srcset =" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/1470/828/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 2x" >< source media="( min-width: 767px)" srcset=" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/1862/1048/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 2x" >< img src=" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/640/320/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1" alt=" MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference in Baltimore, Aug. 14, 2014.( USA Today Sports)" > MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference in Baltimore, Aug. 14, 2014.( USA Today Sports).” I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, since if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this method, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL [sic] WAR!!! #MAGA 2020
” Drake wrote, according to a copy of the since-deleted tweet gotten by ESPN. Earlier Tuesday, Drake

responded to the Democratic-led House closed-door impeachment proceedings in an initial tweet writing: “You can’t do an impeachment inquiry from the basement of Capital [sic] Hill without even a vote! What is going on in this nation

?”” We have a political party attempting to overthrow a president by lying, hiding, creating and making criminal offenses. Where do we live? This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! This isn’t Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, “Drake likewise composed, according to a different unproven screenshots of his account activity posted by a separate

Twitter user. The screenshots also showed that Drake retweeted messages promoting the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Speaking before Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN the league’s examination into the tweet is ongoing. Drake was not designated to work postseason games this year,< a href=" https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/mlb-to-look-into-umpire-tweet-referencing-gun-trump-critics-102319 "target=" _ blank "> Fox Sports reported.< a href=" https://www.foxnews.com/sports" target= "_ blank" > CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM He worked postseason games in 2010 and from 2012 to 2015. He was also on the crew at the All-Star Game in 2013,< a href=" https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27913518/mlb-looking-long-umpire-rob-drake-tweet "target=" _ blank" >

ESPN reported.

Rob Drake, a 50-year-old fulltime MLB umpire, published the remarks Tuesday prior to deleting them quickly after. He initially started working for the league in 1999 before ending up being a fulltime umpire in 2010.< div source ="" class=" image-ct inline "readability =" 7.5" >< source media ="( max-width: 767px )" srcset =" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/1470/828/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 2x" >< source media="( min-width: 767px)" srcset=" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/1862/1048/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 2x" >< img src=" https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/640/320/012315-MLB-To-Do-List-JW-PI.vresize-8cd6580fb1a2f410VgnVCM200000d6c1a8c0____.jpg?ve=1&tl=1" alt=" MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Aug. 14, 2014.( USA Today Sports)" > MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Aug. 14, 2014. Speaking before Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday in between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN the league’s examination into the tweet is ongoing.