SENATE REPUBLICANS BACK OFF ON MEDIA RESTRICTIONS FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE UPROAR

This morning Senate Republicans proposed new rules that would have restricted media access in the capital.

Senate Republicans backed off the proposal after members of the Press had an emergency meeting with the Senate Rules Committee.

Earlier in the day, the Senate’s Sergeant-At-Arms issued new rules that heavily curtailed the press’s access to information.

  1. “Reporters would no longer be permitted to film interviews with Senators in the Capitol or the Senate office building without permission.
  2. Reporters would no longer be permitted to conduct on-camera interviews in hallways, outside personal offices, outside committee rooms without the permission from the Senate Rules Committee, the Senate’s Sergeant-At-Arms or the Senate Radio and TV Gallery.”

Following an uproar, Senate Republicans claim that there was just a misunderstanding.

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said Republicans were concerned about too much traffic in the already busy Senate hallways.

Critics of the move suggested Senate Republicans are attempting to choke off any press coverage of their attempts to pass Trumpcare.

Comments