Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/sanders-speaks-the-white-house-responds-to-cnns-latest-lawsuit/
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially responded to CNN’s latest lawsuit Tuesday; saying the cable news network was “grandstanding” after correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials were suspended.
“We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass. This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit,” Sanders said. “CNN, who has nearly 50 additional hard pass holders, and Mr. Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment. After Mr. Acosta asked the President two questions—each of which the President answered—he physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern, so that other reporters might ask their questions. This was not the first time this reporter has inappropriately refused to yield to other reporters.”
Acosta was stripped of his credentials after he refused to hand a White House microphone over to a staffer; continually screaming questions at the Commander-in-Chief after he was repeatedly told “enough.”
“Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN,” the president said. “That’s enough.”