Fox News Announces Support for CNN Lawsuit Over Jim Acosta Being Barred From White House
Fox News President Jay Wallace issued a statement Wednesday morning announcing the Fox would be filing an amicus brief in support of CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration over the revocation of the White House ‘hard pass’ of Jim Acosta following Acosta’s abusive behavior at President Trump’s press conference last Wednesday.
Jay Wallace, Fox News President, image via Twitter avatar.
Acosta argued with Trump and assaulted a White House intern as she tried to take a microphone from him to pass to another reporter called on by Trump. CNN filed suit on Tuesday claiming First and Fifth Amendment rights.
The Fox statement reads:
“FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) November 14, 2018
Video clip of Acosta hacking intern’s arm.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018