Instead of handling the White House revocation of serial interrupter Jim Acosta with common sense by sending someone else to the White House, CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration. The network is demanding the return of Acosta’s permanent press pass, which was revoked after Acosta accosted an intern trying to pass the microphone to another reporter after his allotted time was up. CNN calls the incident unconstitutional in its filings. So now, apparently, CNN likes the Constitution. Funny how that works.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
CNN made good on its threat Tuesday, filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration in federal court demanding the White House return reporter Jim Acosta’s permanent press pass.
The White House rescinded Acosta’s pass last week after Acosta refused to yield the floor to other reporters in a press conference. When a White House aide went to take Acosta’s microphone to allow another reporter to ask a question, Acosta battled with her, eventually pushing her away.
The incident apparently ended the White House press office’s tolerance of Acosta, who regularly badgers the President and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of turn. On the day in question, Acosta had already asked his one allotted question and received an answer, and refused to yield the floor, peppering President Donald Trump with a barrage of follow-ups, without giving the President time to respond.