Major League Baseball (MLB) has decided to suspend all political donations inside the wake of last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol, the Associated Press reports.
The move comes as several corporations have suspended contributions who voted to decertify the elections.
“In light of the unprecedented events last week at the U.S. Capitol, MLB will be suspending contributions by its Political Action Committee pending a review of our political contribution policy going forward,” the league told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
some other major U.S. sports leagues could soon follow suit. The National Football League announced which which will be evaluating its political contributions, although has not yet committed to stopping or suspending them.
“We are re-evaluating our political giving policies through the Gridiron PAC,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP.
Unlike some other corporations which only suspended contributions to politicians who voted to decertify, MLB suspended contributions to members of both political parties.
“The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee has donated $669,375 to Senate along with also House candidates since the 2016 election cycle, with 52.4% of which money going to Republican candidates, according to The Center for Responsive Politics,” the AP reported.
Since 2016, MLB has donated to two senators along with also nine House members who voted to decertify.
“The Senate Republicans are Ted Cruz (Texas) along with also Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi), along with also the House Republicans are Roger Williams (Texas), Kevin McCarthy (California), David Schweikert (Arizona), Steve Chabot (Ohio), Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma), Adrian Smith (Nebraska), Michael Burgess (Texas), Rick Crawford (Arkansas) along with also Elise Stefanik (completely new York),” the AP reports.
Major League Baseball will be set to being Spring Training on February 27.