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MLB Umpire Tweets Threat Saying He'll 'Buy an AR-15' if Trump is Impeached


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Major League Baseball is looking into a since-deleted tweet sent out by veteran umpire Rob Drake warning of a civil war if President Donald Trump is impeached.

"I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR!!! #MAGA2020," Drake wrote on Twitter.

Drake is upset with how the Democrats are handling their impeachment inquiry into the president and is not happy they are holding the proceedings behind closed doors.

"You can't do an impeachment inquiry from the basement of Capitol Hill without even a vote! What is going on in this country," Drake asked in an earlier tweet.

After the tweets went viral, Drake deactivated his account, and there currently isn't a screenshot available.

The Major League Baseball Umpires Association issued a statement distancing themselves from Drake's comments.

"Rob is a passionate individual and an outstanding umpire. He chose the wrong way to convey his opinion about our great country," the umpires' association said. "His posting does not represent the view of the MLBUA or reflect those of the umpires we represent."

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MLB Umpire Tweets Threat Saying He'll 'Buy an AR-15' if Trump is Impeached
MLB Umpire Rob Drake Tweets Threat Saying He'll 'Buy an AR-15' if Trump is Impeached