MLB suspending political contributions


    MAJOR League Baseball is suspending all political contributions after a mob exhorted by President Donald Trump rampaged through the US Capitol last week, it said on Wednesday.

    MLB made the statement as the House of Representatives moved towards a vote to make Trump the first US president to be impeached twice.

    “In light of the unprecedented events last week at the US Capitol, MLB is suspending contributions from its Political Action Committee pending a review of our political contribution policy going forward,” the league said in a statement.

    Trump exhorted thousands of supporters to march on the Capitol last Wednesday as Congress met to certify his defeat by Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, prompting chaos in which crowds breached the building and forced the evacuation of both chambers. Five people died in the incident.