“I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL [sic] WAR!!! #MAGA2020” Drake wrote, according to a copy of the since-deleted tweet obtained by ESPN.
Earlier Tuesday, Drake reacted 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 country?”
“We have a political party trying to overthrow a president by lying, hiding, creating and manufacturing crimes. Where do we live? This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! This isn’t Russia, Venezuela, Cuba,” Drake also wrote, according to a separate unverified 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 investigation into the tweet is ongoing. Drake was not assigned to work postseason games this year, Fox Sports reported.
He worked postseason games in 2010 and from 2012 to 2015. He was also on the crew at the All-Star Game in 2013, ESPN reported.