Texas Republican wants shouting CNN reporter fired


A Republican member of Congress from Texas says that a CNN reporter should be fired for his persistent shouting of a question at President-elect Donald Trump.

What’s more, CNN’s Jim Acosta should be banned from future news conferences, said U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Alvin, in a tweet Thursday morning.

Weber’s tweet came a day after a tense back-and-forth between Trump and Acosta at a New York news conference. Acosta attempted to interject a question after Trump criticized CNN for its reporting on an intelligence briefing given to Trump about Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential campaign.

"Your organization is terrible," Trump told Acosta, refusing to allow the reporter to ask his question. Acosta, for his part, continued to interrupt Trump.

Trump labeled CNN as “fake news” and his spokesman blasted both CNN and Buzzfeed, the online publication that published memos containing unsubstantiated Russia-related allegations about Trump. On Wednesday night, spokesman Sean Spicer called on Acosta to apologize to Trump.


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