Texas Republican Congressman Randy Weber demanded that CNN fire reporter Jim Acosta for shouting a question at Donald Trump during his Wednesday press conference.
The CNN reporter who was disruptive to the press briefing, & disrespectful to Trump-should be fired & prohibited from any press briefings.
— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) January 12, 2017
Acosta drew the ire of Trump supporters when he and and Trump got in an argument during the press conference, after Trump denounced CNN and then refused to take Acosta’s questions. After the exchange, Acosta was pulled aside by Trump press secretary Sean Spicer and told he’d be kicked out of the press conference if he ever tried it again.
Weber has a history of penning controversial tweets. “Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris,” he tweeted in 2015 when the president couldn’t make a peace rally following the Paris terror attacks.
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