Congress Will Hold Hearings On Astros Cheating Scandal?
Will Congress hold hearings on the Astros cheating scandal?
On Friday, Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois officially made a request for an oversight meeting on the cheating scandal that has rocked baseball.
Earlier this week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred implicated Houston in a far-reaching signal-stealing operation that took place during the team’s World Series-winning season.
So far three different managers have lost their jobs over what transpired, and the fallout appears to just be getting started.
Rep. Rush wrote a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce this week suggesting that the scandal and follow-up punishments for it needed to be reviewed.
Andddd the next stage of all of this: Congress! Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has requested a Congressional oversight hearing on the Astros’ cheating and MLB’s response. pic.twitter.com/9WMFdKRhwC
— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) January 17, 2020
The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the part of congress which oversees pro sports.
It remains to be seen if Congress will ultimately make the Astros scandal a priority, given all the other things in D.C. that currently need to be dealt with.
Either way, the mere fact that a representative needed to write a letter and make the initial request is already a huge embarrassment for the league as a whole.